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Appeared on: Sunday, January 09, 2005
Macrovision Leverages World Leadership in Software Protection Technologies

Software Protection Technology Deployed on over 300 Million PCs Expanded to Protect Content on Billions of CD Music Tracks

Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:MVSN), the global market leader in content protection and digital rights management (DRM) technologies, has evolved its market-leading, patented SafeDisc? software protection technology, in use on hundreds of millions of PCs, for use in CDS?, the world?s most widely adopted music CD content protection solution. Music labels can, for the first time, deploy a software-based content protection solution with confidence to hundreds of millions of consumers in the U.S. and beyond.

The increasing threats posed by Peer-to-Peer downloading and other forms of digital piracy require complex software solutions and services. Today?s announcement signals a confirmation by Macrovision that it has translated years of experience designing market-leading software solutions for the world?s top Software and Games Publishers into cutting-edge digital software solutions for the music entertainment industry.

?It was natural to build on a proven technology in use on over 300 million PCs to deliver the only product Music Labels can deploy having such an extensive history of performance and compatibility on consumer PCs worldwide,? said Steve Weinstein, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision?s Entertainment Technologies Group. ?Macrovision is a Microsoft Certified Partner, with a tested worldwide support network already familiar with providing excellent service for desktop deployments. When it comes to software on a consumer?s PC, our customers understand the value of stability, compatibility and support.?

CDS is among the first CD Content Protection products in the market to be certified by Microsoft Corporation as a ?Designed for Microsoft Windows XP? solution. For more information, refer to the Microsoft Windows Catalog.

Macrovision continues to demonstrate its deep working relationship with Microsoft through its ongoing participation in Microsoft?s Visual Studio Industry Partner Program, the Microsoft Management Alliance, the Windows Embedded Program, and Windows Mobile Solutions Partner Program.


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