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LinuxDevices: Embedded Linux Gets Digital Rights Management Support

Jan 10, 2003, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"Macrovision has ported its MacroSafe secure media Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution to MontaVista Linux and is in the process of porting it to newly launched MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition, according to a statement issued by the two companies today.

"MacroSafe is described as a multi-layered software solution for the secure distribution and management of video, audio, graphics, and other multimedia applications, to a variety of non-PC devices including set-top boxes, PDAs, portable entertainment devices, and digital consumer electronics appliances, in addition to traditional PCs. Additionally, because MacroSafe is based on industry standard, non-proprietary programming languages, interfaces and protocols, it can be quickly and cost-effectively integrated into embedded devices, consumer electronic set-tops, and into an existing e-commerce and delivery system..."

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