CyberLink today announced strategic support for Certified Output Protection Protocol (COPP)
device driver technology to enable High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) during the
transmission of digital video between applications and high definition displays.
Software designed to comply with COPP - such as CyberLink's TV entertainment product
PowerCinema and playback software PowerDVD - supports the protection of content according to
the rules of the DVD Forum, the Blu-ray Disc Association, and Digital Transmission Licensing
CyberLink's implementation of COPP ensures the protection of content during output to an
external display via a Digital Video Interface featuring High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(DVI-HDCP). With COPP support featured in CyberLink products, users will be able to watch
commercial high-definition content - such as that available on Blu-ray discs and HD DVDs -
through their LCD monitors, video projectors or HDTVs. Without this support users will be
prevented from playing copy-protected content.
"The secure playback of high definition content on the PC is an extremely important issue for the
creators and owners of digital content," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "This is why in
addition to support for Blu-ray discs and HD DVDs, CyberLink is implementing COPP as a way of
providing complete copy-protection solutions for our OEM customers."