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A group of the world's largest consumer electronics companies--Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and Philips--have teamed up to develop a standard method for home electronics products to protect digital music and video from piracy and reduce the confusion created by incompatible digital formats.

A group of the world's largest consumer electronics companies--Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and Philips--have teamed up to develop a standard method for home electronics products to protect digital music and video from piracy and reduce the confusion created by incompatible digital formats. The new alliance, which also includes the digital rights management company Intertrust Technologies, will be called the Marlin Joint Development Association and will develop a common digital rights management system that will ensure that legal copy-protected digital media can be played on any electronic device, regardless of manufacturer.
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Title Annotation:Risk Reporter; digital rights management system
Comment:A group of the world's largest consumer electronics companies--Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and Philips--have teamed up to develop a standard method for home electronics products to protect digital music and video from piracy and reduce the confusion created by incompatible digital formats.(Risk Reporter)(digital rights management system)
Publication:Risk Management
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9SOUT
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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