MS licenses analog anti-rip technology

Posted on Wednesday, February 02 2005 @ 17:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft and Macrovision are going to cooperate on DRM and anti-rip technologies:
Sounds straightforward enough, but the deal runs deeper. Microsoft agreed to license a number of Macrovision's patents, in particular those relating to analogue copy protection technology and more recent extensions to that system that cover video-on-demand, pay-per-view content and support for the US 'broadcast flag', which determines whether consumers will be able to record digital TV broadcasts.
More info at The Register

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