Officials from Macrovision have announced details of a new patent licensing program for current and next generation optical media formats. The VeriBIT family of patents covers unique digital signature generation, disc authentication, payload protection, and selective enablement and web-linking of content on all current and next-generation optical media formats
The VeriBIT family is comprised of over 30 worldwide patent assets, many obtained from and developed since Macrovision’s acquisitions of C’Dilla, Ltd., TTR Technologies, Ltd., and MidBar Tech Ltd.
The program enables licensees to offer optical disc-based digital signature generation; original-disc authentication; data payload protection using obfuscation and application fading; secure pass-through access to data on the disc; and secure, authenticated disc-to-Internet web linking;
It also allows licensees to embed these technologies onto a range of optical media including and to securely deliver software to PCs, consoles and other systems.
Macrovision’s SafeDisc Advanced copy and hack protection product is based on patents found in the VeriBIT family, and is used on over 70% of the world’s game titles and over 300 million CDs, DVDs and high-definition DVDs.