Leading Consumer Electronics Retailer in the United Kingdom Removes Circumvention Devices in Cooperation with Macrovision.
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Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:MVSN MVSN Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (Italy) ), the leading provider of digital rights management and copy protection technologies, today announced that Maplin Electronics Maplin Electronics is a retailer of electronic goods in the UK and Republic of Ireland. As of 2007, it has 132 stores in the UK and 5 in the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, it operates an extensive web and catalogue based mail-order service. Limited has declared that they will fully comply with the European Copyright Directive, which was implemented in the UK on October 31, 2003. The new law brings into force important new measures prohibiting the sale and advertising of circumvention devices designed to illegally circumvent Macrovision copy protection technologies on DVDs and VHS (Video Home System) A half-inch, analog videocassette recorder (VCR) format introduced by JVC in 1976 to compete with Sony's Betamax, introduced a year earlier. cassettes that protect the copyrights of content owners and their publishers.
Maplin Electronics Ltd., a specialist electronics retailer with 81 stores in the UK, has agreed to destroy its entire stock of video enhancers, which could be used as circumvention devices.
Maplin Electronics Ltd. additionally declared that "Maplin is fully aware of the recent changes to the copyright law and is keen to comply with this change in the legislation." As a consequence, Maplin has withdrawn the range of three devices that may be used to circumvent copy protection technologies.
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2. the law. We have discontinued these items following the change in the legislation, and out of respect for the law."
"We appreciate Maplin Electronics Ltd.'s prompt compliance with the broad scope of the new IP legislation," stated Martin Brooker, European Director of Sales for Macrovision. "As part of an ongoing enforcement program, Macrovision will be working with retailers to ensure compliance with the new law."
About Maplin Electronics Ltd
Founded in 1972, the specialist electronics retailer, Maplin Electronics Ltd, with 81 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland offers 12,000 products through the catalogue, e-commerce and store network. The product range is very diverse, and the broad categories are Sound & Vision, Computer products and Hobbies & Electronics. Maplin Electronics can be found on the Internet at www.maplin.co.uk.
Macrovision develops and markets copy protection, digital rights management (DRM (1) (Digital Radio Mondiale) A digital audio broadcasting (DAB) system for AM radio in Europe. See HD Radio.
(2) (Digital Rights M ) and electronic licensing technologies for the video, music and software markets. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California (IPA: /ˌsæntəˈklærə/) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. , with international offices in London, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong and Seoul. Macrovision can be found on the Internet at www.macrovision.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision's actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.