Latest in Aacs

Image credit:

Meet the new boss, Cable Labs' DTCP-IP

Steven Kim
August 27, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

CableLabs' latest DRM scheme, DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Copy Protection), got approval from a number of movie studios last week. This new streaming protocol is an extension of the DTCP protection on FireWire links, and is supposed to allow secured sharing of digital content within a home network. How secure? According to the CableLabs CEO, the new protocol allows for the "same level of protection, functionality, and treatment of content" as with AACS. Ahem. If that's true, count on a crack before the standard ever sees the light of day. Still, we're hoping that this will open up possibilities for TiVO functionality that has gone missing, like To-Go and Multi-Room Viewing. We also wonder what the real definition of a "home network" means to CableLabs -- could this spell trouble for place-shifting devices like the Slingbox?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Apple's MacBook Air M1 drops to $899 for Cyber Monday

Apple's MacBook Air M1 drops to $899 for Cyber Monday

View
Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

View
The best Cyber Monday tech deals that are worth your money

The best Cyber Monday tech deals that are worth your money

View
FCC chairman Ajit Pai is resigning on January 20th

FCC chairman Ajit Pai is resigning on January 20th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr