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CableLabs approves DTCP-IP content protection

Written by James Delahunty @ 23 Aug 2007 6:26 User comments (3)

CableLabs approves DTCP-IP content protection CableLabs and the Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA), LLC have announced the approval of the DTCP-IP technology for protection of cable content using Internet Protocol for unidirectional and bidirectional digital cable products, in cooperation with Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Technical Operations.
Digital Transmission Copy Protection (DTCP) allows cable subscribers to enjoy digital cable programming, including high-definition and VOD cable content, on consumer electronics devices and personal computers on digital home networks. The approval permits CableLabs licensees under DFAST, CHILA, and DCAS to protect pay-per-view and video-on-demand transmissions against unauthorized copying and unauthorized internet retransmission, while assuring consumers' ability to record broadcast and subscription programming, in digital formats, for personal use.

"The agreement we reached today addresses the highly complex concerns raised by the affected parties cable, content, and consumer electronics and brings benefits to consumers," said Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO of CableLabs. "Working together we agreed on solutions that meet our respective business needs, and serve the interests of consumers and content providers."

In conjunction with this agreement, DTLA has withdrawn a related petition at the FCC. CableLabs previously had approved DTCP for protection of content over the IEEE 1394 interface.

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3 user comments

124.8.2007 06:19

More DRM! WOOT!!!

224.8.2007 07:54

Remember when you could record what was on TV with a VCR? Was that illegal?

331.8.2007 14:17

How the times are a changing.

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