CyberLink announced support for leading content protection formats for both DVD burning and playback.
CyberLink's implementation of the Video Content Protection System (VCPS) for the US and Europe, and Copy Protection for Recorded Media (CPRM) for Japan, represents a major commitment to protecting the rights of premium content owners, and essential compliance with the world-wide systems for legal video content copying and playback.
For DVD burning, CyberLink PowerProducer recognizes the required level of disc protection, and enables authoring and copying according to the specific form of VCPS and CPRM set on each disc. For DVD playback, CyberLink PowerDVD ensures legal viewing of protected content; without this support, users would be unable to play their protected discs.
"Compliance with VCPS and CPRM requires a complex approach to implementing video content protection technologies," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "CyberLink's goal is to provide OEM customers with support for content protection across our entire burning and entertainment lines, especially as the US, Europe and Japan shift their TV programs to digital systems."
Beginning 1 July 2005, new +RW equipment and discs without VCPS capability will be unable to burn/playback digital TV content broadcast in the USA that is protected by the new content protection system know as Broadcast Flags. In Japan, a similar regulation already requires the encrypted recording of digital TV broadcast signals.