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Samsung Electronics is facing legal action from the big five US movie studios which claims one of its DVD players can be used to avoid encryption technology.

According to reports, Samsung is being sued by 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Time Warner, Walt Disney, and Universal.

The Korean Times said Samsung had not yet received the complaint. But the spokesman, "guessed that the film makers take issue with DVD-HD841, which Samsung sold in the United States between June and October 2004.

"If so, I do not know why the movie studios are complaining about the products, of which production was brought to an end more than 15 months ago. We stopped manufacturing the model after concerns erupted that its copy-protection features can be circumvented by sophisticated users."

More details from the Korean Times here. ®

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