SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2001--Macrovision Corporation, the world leader in video and software content protection and digital rights management (DRM), announced today that its DVD copy protection technology has now been licensed to over 200 manufacturers of DVD-Video and PC DVD-ROM devices.
Macrovision's DVD copy protection technology is included in DVD players and DVD-ROM drives as part of an integrated circuit which converts the digital video from the disc to the analog signal required by standard television sets. It is designed to prevent unauthorized copying of DVD programming to VCRs without impacting the original picture. Macrovision introduced its DVD copy protection in 1997 and it is now utilized on most video DVDs distributed by Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) studios. The technology is also included on content distributed by corporate, educational and special interest rights owners. Over 600 million DVD discs have been protected with Macrovision's copy protection.
"DVD is the fastest growing consumer electronics format ever introduced. Macrovision's copy protection has become an integral part of DVD content and DVD hardware. The inclusion of Macrovision's copy protection is vital to safeguard significant revenues that rights owners might otherwise lose from unauthorized copying," said Carol Flaherty, vice president of the Company's Video Technology Division.
Macrovision develops and markets copy protection, digital rights management and electronic license management technologies for the home video, music, interactive consumer software and enterprise software markets. Motion picture studios, cable and satellite TV operators, consumer electronics companies and personal computer manufacturers use Macrovision's video copy protection technologies to prevent the unauthorized duplication, reception or use of copyrighted video materials.
Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.
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