MRT And Bluebeat Serve C&D On Major Tech Companies
May 10, 2007 at 12:53 PM (PT)
MEDIA RIGHTS TECHNOLOGIES and BLUEBEAT.COM have served a Cease and Desist order to MICROSOFT, APPLE, ADOBE and REAL NETWORKS with respect to the production or sale of such products as the VISTA OS, ADOBE FLASH PLAYER, REAL PLAYER, APPLE ITUNES and IPOD. MRT and BLUEBEAT have developed a technological measure which effectively controls access to copyrighted material, and charge that the companies violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
MRT asserts APPLE, MICROSOFT, REAL and ADOBE have produced billions of products actively avoiding the use of MRT's technologies. States MRT CEO HANK RISAN, "Together these four companies are responsible for 98% of the media players in the marketplace; CNN, NPR, CLEAR CHANNEL, MYSPACE, YAHOO and YOUTUBE all use these infringing devices to distribute copyrighted works. We will hold the responsible parties accountable."