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Microsoft and Time Warner invest in DRM

Written by Jari Ketola @ 05 Apr 2004 15:09 User comments (1)

Microsoft and Time Warner invest in DRM Microsoft and Time Warner have made substantial new investments in digital rights management (DRM) company ContentGuard, the company announced Monday.
ContentGuard develops content protection technologies, and holds several patents that have been licensed by, for instance, Microsoft and Sony. Its technologies have also been adapted by several content delivery companies, including Zinio, which provides technologies to deliver identical digital versions of newspapers and other print magazines.

ContentGuard technology originated from Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Time Warner, Microsoft, and ContentGuard now own substantially all of the company, with Xerox retaining a small equity interest in the company.

Microsoft and Time Warner have not commented on the possible uses of ContentGuard's technology. According to ContentGuard, the companies will co-operate to extend the DRM license portfolio offered by ContentGuard.

Source:
News.com
ContentGuard press release

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16.4.2004 15:07

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Microsoft and Time Warner have not commented on the possible uses of ContentGuard's technology
Like that's hard to figure out.

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