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2009-05-05 11:10:00

A San Francisco court could decide this week if DVD users can make personal backups the way people do with audio, as the six big film studios are claiming that a program called RealDVD violates copyright, BBC News reported. Bill Hankes of RealDVD said the consumer should have the same fair use rights to copy DVDs just as they have for the last decade with music. The RealNetworks-produced digital copying program allows DVD owners to create digital copies of their discs for their own personal...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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