Next-Generation Copy Protection Revealed

Macrovision Corporation, a leading provider of video, multimedia and software copy protection, announced today the September release of its next-generation SafeDisc® PC CD-ROM copy protection solution. SafeDisc 2.0 will be available to publishers, developers and replicators following the ECTS 2000 expo in Olympia, London (UK).
New features include:
• API support-The SafeDisc toolkit includes an API that will enable publishers to extend the SafeDisc security to encrypt various functions contained in their content.
• New architecture-Major re-architecture of the SafeDisc code to disable automated hacking tools and to include additional encryption to delay hacking.
• Disc burning prevention-Introduction of additional digital signatures to improve resistance against copying.
• Fail-safe manufacturing-Assures that SafeDisc masters will only be mastered on SafeDisc-enabled production lines.

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