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Fox, Warner, SanDisk, WD announce Project Phenix for DRM

updated 01:15 pm EST, Wed February 29, 2012

Media on multiple devices, supports UltraViolet

Some of the same studios that developed the the UltraViolet digital standard are launching a new initiative to make content available across multiple devices. SanDisk, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Western Digital have formed a new working group dubbed the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) to develop a new digital rights management (DRM) protocol that would make digital media available across multiple devices and through the cloud. The group will develop the system under the working title "Project Phenix."

The SCSA DRM technology will be available for device makers to license later this year. Copyright-protected digital content would be playable on any SCSA-enabled device.

The SCSA said the new standard will be able to render content ten times faster than current streaming media.

The content will also be backed up via UltraViolet as well as other cloud-based services. [via Engadget]




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    And it will still suck.

    I predict problems with unprotected freely available content, and spying.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Let me guess

    They meant to name it "Phoenix", but were simply too stoned to get it right.

    Or it was intentional, so that it looks more like PENlS (not just to 8-year-olds), to indicate how much it will suck. So there, Flying Meat, seems like you're right.

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