Macrovision now licensed to 100 DVD hardware suppliers

Macrovision Corp. is riding high on the wave of the growing DVD market. The company has now licensed its copy protection technology to 100 manufacturers of DVD Video and DVD-ROM hardware worldwide. Since the Macrovision copy protection is part of the DVD specifications, it is rather easy for the company to convince partners to utilize the safety net it offers. It is designed to prevent unauthorized copying of DVD content to VCRs without impacting the original picture quality and so far an estimated 75% of all DVD releases have made use of the protection technology, accounting for approximately 20 million discs in total. Wouldn’t it be nice to find the royalty check for that in your own mail some time?

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