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Dutch Anti piracy organisation BREIN has won its battle to prevent distributor Teledirekt distributing the controversial DVD X Copy family of utilities in the Netherlands.

Teledirekt refused to follow orders from BREIN to stop selling the software, despite the fact that DVD X Copy developer 321 Studios went bankrupt last year and stopped making the software.

Injunctions entered against 321 Studios by three US Federal courts last year resulted in 321 Studios no longer being able to continue operating the business.

Since last year selling DVD duplication software that allows users to make backup copies of copy protected DVDs is illegal in the Netherlands. Teledirekt has to hand over all remaining copies of the software, and provide BREIN with a list of individuals or companies that bought the software. BREIN also intends to press for compensation over lost revenues.®

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