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The Device Behind the GPL's First U.S. Legal Test

Sep 21, 2007, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Moonsoon Multimedia has used embedded Linux to build a consumer DVR (digital video recorder) with remote multimedia file serving capabilities. The Hava--recently implicated in a GPL violation court case--aims to let the user access live and recorded TV content from broadband-connected locations.

"Like the original Linux-based TiVo DVR, the Hava offers 'time-shifting' capabilities, such as the capability to pause live television, or record it for asynchronous playback. And, like the BSD-based SlingBox, it offers integrated multimedia file serving capabilities aimed at 'place-shifting' content, letting users consume live or recorded content from any PC on the LAN, with no tuner or capture card required, or from any PC or device connected to the Internet via broadband..."

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