Decision reached in Macrovision case.

Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios which bars the company from selling its DVD-copying software.

Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York found that 321's "DVD X" line of software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and Macrovision's content protection patents for DVDs.

321 Studios has already been ordered to stop selling its products by U.S. District Court of San Francisco and by Owen, in a separate case involving Paramount Pictures Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

321 Studios representative Julia Bishop-Cross says, "We are disappointed because the judge did not address any of our legal arguments and, therefore, the main issues of the case. We intend to appeal."

Macrovision CEO Bill Krepick says in a statement: "Macrovision is committed to protecting copyrighted content from illegal piracy. Because copy protection is our core business, the conduct of those like 321 Studios that facilitate widespread copying is unacceptable."