The major film studios and software company 321 Studios have resolved their litigation.


LOS ANGELES -- The major film studios and software company 321 Studios have resolved their litigation.

According to a statement released Aug. 10 by the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the parties agreed that St. Louis-based 321 will stop selling its DVD copying software worldwide. Additionally, the founders of 321 Studios will make a financial payment to the studios that will be donated to the motion-picture industry's education program to raise awareness about copyright theft and illegal copying. The amount of the payment was not revealed.

The movie studios brought two separate cases against 321 two years ago. This year, two federal courts ordered 321 to stop selling its "DVD X Copy" software.

321 on Aug. 3 announced that it was ceasing operations after Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal won a preliminary injunction against the company's "Games X Copy" software on July 29.