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Welcome to the DVD CCA Website

The DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) is a not-for-profit corporation that issues licenses and maintains specifications for the Content Scramble System (CSS). CSS is made available through the cooperative efforts of three industries (consumer electronics, information technology and motion picture). CSS responded to the need to protect copyrighted material from theft with a technology that could be effectively and invisibly deployed in devices like DVD players and personal computers.


History

The creation of DVD CCA and CSS in the late 1990's was the final critical step that opened the door to high quality DVD movies and other entertainment being available for consumer enjoyment in the home, car and an ever-growing number of places.

Did You Know

CSS, the content protection technology used on many DVD titles, does not in any way interfere with a computer's operation. CSS is designed to be completely transparent and non-invasive during normal playback, and does not install any software or file of any kind when played on computers or any other playback device

Future

CSS Managed Recording is an exciting new function enabling commercial audiovisual content to be recorded on special recordable DVD media using CSS. Consumer electronic sell-through applications, by which consumers may download content and record onto the new recordable media through an authorized online digital distribution system, are likely to follow.

The Latest

Feb 4, 2019 - Notice

For your information and planning, the DVD Copy Control Association ("DVD CCA") Board of Directors recently voted to extend the Participating and Content Protection Advisory Council (CPAC) Membership fees reduction from 2012 through 2018.

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Jan 30, 2018 - Notice

For your information and planning, the DVD Copy Control Association ("DVD CCA") Board of Directors recently voted to extend the Participating and Content Protection Advisory Council (CPAC) Membership fees reduction from 2012 through 2018.

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Jan 22, 2015 - Notice

For your information and planning, the DVD Copy Control Association ("DVD CCA") Board of Directors recently voted to extend the Participating and Content Protection Advisory Council (CPAC) Membership fees reduction from 2012 through 2015.

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Jun 2, 2014 - Press Release

DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) Issues Statement After Judge Approves Agreement Ending Litigation with Kaleidescape

Upon the June 2, 2014 action by Judge William Monahan of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the DVD Copy Control Association issued the following statement:

The DVD Copy Control Association ("DVDCCA") is pleased Kaleidescape and DVD CCA have reached a settlement agreement that will result in the end of long-standing litigation over Kaleidescape's use of the Content Scramble System ("CSS"). CSS is the patented technology that, together with the requirements of the CSS License Agreement ("License"), protects copyrighted content on DVDs from being copied.

Under the settlement agreement, two significant actions have occurred in the California courts.

  • First, on May 19, 2014, at Kaleidescape's request, the California Sixth District Court of Appeal dismissed Kaleidescape's appeal of a California trial court's 2012 judgment. The trial court had ruled thatKaleidescape's DVD playback device known as the Kaleidescape System breached the License because it used CSS to make permanent copies of DVD content, which could then be played back without any need for the actual DVD.
  • Second, following return of the case to that trial court, Judge William Monahan on June 2, 2014 granted the joint request of DVD CCA and Kaleidescape to put into effect the injunction previously issued by that court to prohibit Kaleidescape from using CSS in breach of the CSS License Agreement. The injunction was made effective as of November 30, 2014, and modified to give the trial court jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement.

The remaining terms of the settlement agreement between DVD CCA and Kaleidescape are confidential. The effect of the settlement greement and the actions by the two California courts is to conclude the lawsuit DVDCCA brought against Kaleidescape to preserve the integrity of the CSS license agreement's anti-copying mandate.

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