Macrovision Corporation announced today that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has signed a multi-year contract to copy protect all of its worldwide DVDs and videocassettes.
“Twentieth Century Fox is truly a leader in intellectual property protection. We deeply respect the significant commitment that Fox is making to protect the long term value of their content,” said Steve Weinstein, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision’s Entertainment Technology Group. “With millions of DVD recordable devices entering the market and other digital set-top boxes and personal video recorders gaining hold, Macrovision’s video copy protection technology continues to be the most widely deployed and most reliable way to protect unauthorized copying of PPV, VOD and pre-recorded media.”Source: Macrovision
Macrovision’s technology is designed to allow consumers to transparently view original programming on all types of TV sets, but prevents unauthorized copying on DVD recorders, hard drive recorders and VCRs. The majority of hard drive recorders and home media center PCs recognize Macrovision’s technology and either disable recording of copy-protected content or record an encrypted copy that can only be played on the machine it was recorded on, thereby inhibiting unauthorized Internet file sharing.