Mon, 10/06/2008

2008 Press Releases

RealDVD TRO Initial Hearing Response

Statement from RealNetworks Regarding RealDVD Litigation

SEATTLE — October 7, 2008  — Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks, and its subsidiary RealNetworks Home Entertainment, issued the following statement:

Today, Judge Marilyn Patel in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled this afternoon to extend the temporary restraining order against RealDVD until she can hold a more complete hearing.

"We are confident that the Court will determine that RealDVD complies with the DVD CCA license agreement, and that it is not in violation of any copyright laws."


RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at

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