Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 11:18 EDT

Latest Copy protection Stories

2008-09-14 09:00:22

COPYING MUSIC to a computer is a trivial thing, which people have been doing for years. Movies, though, have been another matter. Once any kind of media - music, videos, photos - is stored on a hard drive, sharing it with others, including people who didn't buy it, is as simple as sending an e-mail. That ease has transformed the balance of power in the recording industry, where studios are still trying to react and regain their pre-digital profits. Film companies, watching the damage done...

2008-07-09 09:00:25

Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN) today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Yahoo! Japan Corporation, the country's largest web portal. Under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo! Japan will deploy a syndicated version of G-GUIDE(R), Macrovision's interactive program guide (IPG) service in Japan, through Yahoo! TV. "We are very pleased that Yahoo! Japan has selected Macrovision's G-GUIDE for Yahoo! TV, enabling customers to experience the advantages of an...

2008-07-02 15:00:21

TV Guide Online, a part of Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN), announced today that it has named three editors to new positions. Jennifer Holland, a former national editor for The Associated Press, will be the site's new managing editor, and TVGuide.com editors Matt Mitovich and Mickey O'Connor will become senior editors. Holland, reporting to editor-in-chief and vice president of marketing Christy Tanner, will oversee day-to-day editorial operations for TVGuide.com and the...

2006-07-18 23:10:09

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Online movie seller CinemaNow late on Tuesday unveiled a new service that allows customers to download a movie from the Internet and copy it onto a DVD that can be played on any standard DVD player. The new, legal download-to-burn service marks a major step for Hollywood as its movie and television studios seek to offer movies and TV shows to consumers via the Web for playback on TVs and portable DVD players. The studios see digital movie...

2006-03-14 18:22:56

LOS ANGELES -- Sony Corp. will push back the release of its new PlayStation 3 video game console until early November because development of the copy protection technology for the Blu-ray Disc has fallen behind schedule, the Nikkei Keizai business daily said on Tuesday. Sony, maker of the market-leading PlayStation 2 console, announced the PS3 last May and said it would be launched this spring. The Nikkei said consumer electronics makers and movie companies have been unable to reach an...

efb32f831ce4ccf1f1599e9f1b9fcd481
2005-11-16 13:20:00

BARCELONA -- Music company Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer. Sony BMG has used the XCP copy-protection software on 49 titles from artists such as Celine Dion and Sarah McLachlan and produced an estimated 4.7 million music CDs. Around 2.1 million units have been sold on to consumers. The software, developed by British software makers...

2005-11-10 12:53:26

AMSTERDAM -- A computer security firm said on Thursday it had discovered the first virus that uses music publisher Sony BMG's controversial CD copy-protection software to hide on PCs and wreak havoc. Under a subject line containing the words "Photo approval," a hacker has mass-mailed the so-called Stinx-E trojan virus to British email addresses, said British anti-virus firm Sophos. When recipients click on an attachment, they install malware, which may tear down the firewall and gives...

14546972b21cd6ee391683b940ee06cc
2005-09-02 10:35:00

BERLIN -- Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said on Friday there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch within a year. "If we want a unified standard, it has to be better than the sum of the parts. We would like to find something that's better in the other standard than ours, but we haven't found it," said Frank Simonis, a spokesman for backers of the Blu-ray standard. Speaking on the...