Intel, Sony prep digital content standard

By Michael Kanellos
September 15, 2003, 12:00 PM PT

Intel, Sony and a host of Japanese electronics manufacturers on Tuesday plan to propose a standard for allowing consumers to freely swap movies and music downloaded from the Internet between all the devices in their homes.
The Digital Transmission Content Protection over IP (Internet Protocol) specification is aimed at balancing the interests of consumers, who recoil against restrictions placed on how and where they can use digital content, and copyright owners, who are terrified of piracy.

The DTCP specification, embodied in home networks, would permit consumers to play downloaded music or movies on any PC or digital device in the home. However, the downloaded material can't be transmitted outside the home or copied......

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