Technicolor Sells ContentGuard DRM Stake

Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Pendrell Technologies now owns over 90 percent of the tech.

Thanks to incredibly fast internet speeds, simple file sharing and a public that's increasingly okay with downloading content that they didn't pay for - hey, we're not judging here, just stating the facts - companies have gotten a little DRM crazy.

It makes sense, of course, that they wouldn't want their content distributed without being paid for. One of the options for handling digital rights management that's available to keep movies from getting on BitTorrent is ContentGuard, initially owned by several companies but now almost exclusively owned by Pendrell. Time Warner owns the remaining 10 percent.

"We believe that ContentGuard’s DRM technologies set the standard for protecting content in virtually every instance where content is transferred to a connected device," says Penrell CEO Ben Wolff, "from mobile phones to tablets, set-top boxes, e-readers, game consoles, DVD players, personal computer and televisions."

Source: Home Media Magazine

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