Macrovision Corporation, a provider of content protection, digital rights management, and software licensing solutions, has acquired Self-Protecting Digital Content technology from Cryptography Research, a provider of technology to solve complex security problems.
Self-Protecting Digital Content (SPDC) forms the basis of BD+, a key element of Blu-ray’s content security platform. The technology acquisition includes certain Cryptography Research patents, security software code, and related third party customer and partner agreements.
More than 20 companies including the Blu-ray Disc Association have adopted BD+, an added layer of content protection for movies and other premium entertainment released on the Blu-ray disc standard. Macrovision intends to maintain and support the current BD+ licensing program. The technology complements Macrovision’s existing ACP and RipGuard video security solutions.