SAN FRANCISOThe Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA) said Friday (Oct. 31) that a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics Ltd. from violating any term of the Content Scramble System (CSS) license agreement.
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the plaintiffs in the case are allowed to review and test any new or re-engineered products that incorporate the CSS technology before going to market, MPAA said.
The ruling was the result of a breach of contract suit brought in June by MPAA member companies against Gowell, MPAA said.
This is the ninth case in which a court has issued a permanent injunction banning future violations of the CSS license, MPAA (Los Angeles) said.
CSS technology is a security measure that controls unauthorized access to and copying of copyrighted content on DVDs.
The motion picture industry losses more than $11 billion annually to hard goods piracy including bootlegging and illegal copying, according to MPAA.