Sony has introduce new DRM (digital rights management) technology that protects content on a range of devices, and also allows usage conditions to be placed on the content by the distributor.
OpenMG X copyright protection technology released
The technology, called OpenMG X, will be introduced onto content delivery services imminently, for example Sony’s Pressplay website is looking into using it.
OpenMG X consists of three parts. An encoding module, adds DRM information, such as how many times or for how long the content can be played. A server module then distributes this data on content to users, while the third module can be used to develop compatible applications.
Sony believes the technology will be incorporated into a variety of products including mobile phones, portable audio player and PS2 games consoles — and since it makes all three we are pretty sure it is right.