DVD X Copy Pulled From Shelves

The DVD X Copy saga is at an end. February 27, 2004 was the deadline for 321 Studios to stop selling copies of any version of the software containing code for ripping CSS-protected DVDs. The software will continue to be marketed without ripping capability, which means only being able to backup DVDs lacking CSS protection. The judgment impacts more than just the DVD X Copy customer base, however, creating a platform for the MPAA to target consumers of all DVD ripping solutions. It also represents the biggest missed opportunity for the Motion Picture Association to date.