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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.wikipedia
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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Beginning with Microsoft's 1979 move from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to nearby Bellevue, Washington, Seattle and its suburbs became home to a number of technology companies including Amazon.com, F5 Networks, RealNetworks, Nintendo of America, McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility), VoiceStream (now T-Mobile), and biomedical corporations such as HeartStream (later purchased by Philips), Heart Technologies (later purchased by Boston Scientific), Physio-Control (later purchased by Medtronic), ZymoGenetics, ICOS (later purchased by Eli Lilly and Company) and Immunex (later purchased by Amgen).

Rob Glaser

RealNetworks (then known as Progressive Networks) was founded in 1994 by an ex-Microsoft executive, Rob Glaser and a management team including Phil Barrett, Andy Sharpless, and Stephen Buerkle.
Robert Denis "Rob" Glaser (born January 16, 1962 in New York City, New York ) is the founder of RealNetworks (1994) which produces RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer, and Helix, among other products and services.

Streaming media

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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
RealNetworks was also a pioneer in the streaming media markets, when it broadcast a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners over the Internet in 1995.

Napster (streaming music service)

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In August 2003, RealNetworks acquired Listen.com's Rhapsody music service, and renamed it RealRhapsody. In January 2004, RealNetworks announced the RealPlayer Music Store, featuring digital rights management (DRM) restricted music in the AAC file format.
On April 6, 2010, Rhapsody relaunched as a standalone company, separate from former parent RealNetworks.

Windows Media Audio

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After some initial tries to push their own DRM scheme (named Helix DRM) onto all device manufacturers with the Creative Zen Xtra and the Sansa e200r as the only existing compliant devices, they sparked controversy by introducing a technology called Harmony that allowed their music to play on iPods as well as Microsoft Windows Media Audio DRM-equipped devices using a "wrapper" that would convert Helix DRM into the two other target DRM schemes.
RealNetworks also challenged Microsoft's claims regarding WMA's superior audio quality compared to RealAudio.

Creative Zen

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After some initial tries to push their own DRM scheme (named Helix DRM) onto all device manufacturers with the Creative Zen Xtra and the Sansa e200r as the only existing compliant devices, they sparked controversy by introducing a technology called Harmony that allowed their music to play on iPods as well as Microsoft Windows Media Audio DRM-equipped devices using a "wrapper" that would convert Helix DRM into the two other target DRM schemes.
The Xtra is notable for being the first DAP to support RealNetworks's Helix DRM, but through a tailored firmware.

RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Ass'n, Inc.

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(See RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Ass'n, Inc.). The product's distribution was barred by a court injunction.
2d 913 (2009), is a United States District Court case involving RealNetworks, the movie studios and DVD Copy Control Association regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims on the manufacturing and distribution of RealDVD, and a breach of license agreement.

FairPlay

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After some initial tries to push their own DRM scheme (named Helix DRM) onto all device manufacturers with the Creative Zen Xtra and the Sansa e200r as the only existing compliant devices, they sparked controversy by introducing a technology called Harmony that allowed their music to play on iPods as well as Microsoft Windows Media Audio DRM-equipped devices using a "wrapper" that would convert Helix DRM into the two other target DRM schemes.
In July 2004, RealNetworks introduced its Harmony technology.

RealMedia

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Real Alternative is a discontinued software bundle that allows users to play RealMedia files without installing RealPlayer.
RealMedia is a proprietary multimedia container format created by RealNetworks.

RealAudio

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RealAudio, a compressed audio format
RealAudio is a proprietary audio format developed by RealNetworks and first released in April 1995.

IPod

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After some initial tries to push their own DRM scheme (named Helix DRM) onto all device manufacturers with the Creative Zen Xtra and the Sansa e200r as the only existing compliant devices, they sparked controversy by introducing a technology called Harmony that allowed their music to play on iPods as well as Microsoft Windows Media Audio DRM-equipped devices using a "wrapper" that would convert Helix DRM into the two other target DRM schemes.
iPods cannot play music files from competing music stores that use rival-DRM technologies like Microsoft's protected WMA or RealNetworks' Helix DRM.

RealPlayer

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RealPlayer, a media player
RealPlayer, formerly RealAudio Player, RealOne Player and RealPlayer G2, is a cross-platform media player app, developed by RealNetworks.

RealVideo

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RealVideo, a compressed video format
RealVideo is a suite of proprietary video compression formats developed by RealNetworks – the specific format changes with the version.

Advanced Audio Coding

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In January 2004, RealNetworks announced the RealPlayer Music Store, featuring digital rights management (DRM) restricted music in the AAC file format.
RealPlayer: includes RealNetworks' RealAudio 10 AAC encoder

RealDownloader

RealDownloader, a download manager
RealDownloader is a freemium download manager by RealNetworks that downloads embedded Internet videos in multiple formats including MOV and FLV from sites such as YouTube, CollegeHumor, Facebook, Funny or Die and Dailymotion.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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The company was later found to have violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and RealNetworks' contract with the DVD Copy Control Association, as the software also allowed anyone to save a movie they do not legally own.
In August 2009, the DVD Copy Control Association won a lawsuit against RealNetworks for violating copyright law in selling its RealDVD software, allowing users to copy DVDs and store them on a harddrive.

Big Brother (U.S. TV series)

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More content was added through deals with CBS for the reality show Big Brother and NBA basketball.
From the second season to the fourteenth season, the feeds were available through RealNetworks either as a subscription or as a free addition for Gold members.

Helix (multimedia project)

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It is intended as a largely free and open-source digital media framework that runs on numerous operating systems and processors (including mobile phones) and was started by RealNetworks which contributed much of the code.

United States v. ASCAP

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In particular, the Second Circuit ruled that music downloads do not constitute public performances, upholding the district court's decision and consequently preventing ASCAP from claiming higher royalty fees from Yahoo! and RealNetworks for downloaded music.

DVD Copy Control Association

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The company was later found to have violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and RealNetworks' contract with the DVD Copy Control Association, as the software also allowed anyone to save a movie they do not legally own.
RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Association, Inc.

GameHouse

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In 2004, GameHouse was acquired by RealNetworks for $14.6 million cash and about 3.3 million RNWK shares, then estimated at $21 million.

Internet

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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Washington (state)

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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Microsoft

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RealNetworks (then known as Progressive Networks) was founded in 1994 by an ex-Microsoft executive, Rob Glaser and a management team including Phil Barrett, Andy Sharpless, and Stephen Buerkle.