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TransGaming Licenses Macrovision's SafeDisc LT CD Copy Protection for Linux
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2001--Macrovision Corporation, worldwide leader in video and software copy protection and Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that TransGaming Technologies Inc., creator of software portability solutions that allows high demand games to seamlessly operate on the Linux platform, has signed a license agreement to implement Macrovision's SafeDisc® LT copy protection solution.

"We are pleased to be working with Macrovision, the foremost authority in copy protection software. Our adaptation of Macrovision's SafeDisc solution to function on Linux is an essential element in protecting the IP of TransGaming's partners," said Vikas Gupta, President and COO of TransGaming.

Brian McPhail, Vice President of Macrovision's computer software division added, "It's the first time that Macrovision's copy protection is being applied to the Linux platform, demonstrating SafeDisc's flexibility, robustness and effectiveness for the software market."

SafeDisc is a software-based solution that does not require any changes to the publisher's application code and is compatible with standard PC and CD-ROM hardware. It is comprised of authenticating digital signature(s) embedded on the CD-ROM disc, an encryption wrapper, and an anti-hacking technology that secures the CD-ROM executable. The patented SafeDisc digital signature(s) are added to each original disc during the mastering/replication process and cannot be copied by standard CD-R drives. SafeDisc is a turnkey solution that allows the publisher to add encryption during the normal pre-mastering process, and to QA the encrypted gold disc. SafeDisc options are also available from the major data verification and test equipment vendors to support large volume production. This makes SafeDisc the complete CD-ROM copy protection solution, from pre-mastering to final product shipment. SafeDisc has demonstrated over 99% compatibility with existing PC CD-ROM hardware and software worldwide, and was determined by Philips Electronics to be the only Yellow Book-compliant copy protection technology.

About TransGaming Technologies Inc.

TransGaming Technologies develops unique software portability solutions that allow high quality games to seamlessly operate on the Linux platform. Coupled with additional products and services that cater to the avid gamer and the casual-to-the-sophisticated Linux user, TransGaming aims to deliver the highest-quality, highest-demand gaming titles to the Linux community. Founded in 2000 and with offices in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, TransGaming's philosophy embraces the provisioning of software and services to facilitate a broader playing field for the industry's hottest games on the emerging Linux platform.

About Macrovision

Macrovision develops and markets copy protection, digital rights management and electronic license management technologies for the consumer interactive software, enterprise software, home video and music markets. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.

Macrovision and SafeDisc are registered trademarks or trademarks of Macrovision Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

"Forward-looking statements," as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, may be included in this press release. A range of factors could cause Macrovision's actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to Macrovision's Cautionary Statements (outlined on Macrovision's Form 10-K and 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this press release by reference.




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