Macrovision Buys Broken Blu-ray DRM Tech for $45 Million

While both Blu-ray and HD DVD use the long-cracked AACS copy protection scheme, Blu-ray has its unique flavor of DRM underneath that, BD+, which is based on the Self-Protecting Digital Content spec. Macrovision is plunking down $45 million for SPDC and its related patents. This is despite the fact BD+ was cracked by… »11/20/07 5:20pm11/20/07 5:20pm