A Taiwan-based site is offering to sell the DVD copying software once sold by defunct 321 Studios Inc., which was driven out of business last week.
DVDXCopy2.com appears to have mirrored some of the content once found on the 321 Studios Web site, including images and endorsements from various computer magazines and review sites. Web browsers accessing the sites "secure server" did not detect the use of any form of encryption, however, possibly implying that the site is not legitimate.
The site is registered to an "admin" e-mail address at DVDXcopy.com, one of the URLs used to sell the 321 Studios DVD-ripping software. A lookup of the registration information reveals that the sites tech contact is Doff Wu, also listed in conjunction with a Taipei address. Wu could not be contacted at press time for comment.
321 Studios closed down last week, bringing to an end nearly two years of legal battles with Hollywood studios that felt the software was in violation of federal law. In February, the company was barred from selling its DVD copying engine, and the site posted a notice saying that it could no longer continue.