– Despite the safeguards taken,
Kaleidescape said its legal battles with
Hollywood over disc-copying practices
To present the company’s view, Stephen
Watson, Kaleidescape chief technology
officer, will address “Why Innovators Get
Sued By Hollywood” at 4:00 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 24, in room A309 at CEDIA Expo.
Watson will discuss the onerous licensing
terms content holders have imposed on technology
innovators via the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA) through lobbying efforts
and litigation practices.
Watson said content holders have set up a
system whereby disc players are encouraged
to become quickly commoditized into cheap
playback devices lacking significant extra features
that hardware manufacturers need to
make profits from.