Media Rights Technologies ("MRT"), a software company developing and implementing content-control solutions, has announced the worldwide availability for licensing of its suite of intellectual property. MRT's voluminous portfolio of pending patents covers a wide range of digital rights management ("DRM") solutions designed to control unauthorized ripping, copying and burning of DVDs, CDs, software and peer-to-peer content. Effective immediately, the technologies will be made available to interested industries for licensing. Designed to easily integrate with other architectures, the technologies embodied in MRT's IP portfolio are tailored, but not limited to, the paramount needs of the entertainment and software industries. Implementations of the IP portfolio can be seen in MRT's current DRM-component products: SeCure DVD, SeCure CD, and SeCure X1 Recording Control. In addition, MRT's online digital radio service, www.BlueBeat.com , has used X1 to effectively prevent digital content piracy since 2003.
The IP portfolio allows for the effective superdistribution of all media types while hardening existing content protection technologies such as Content Scramble System ("CSS"). "MRT's unique intellectual property is designed to exist with other content control technologies," says MRT founder Hank Risan. "The IP portfolio addresses vulnerabilities in the current DRM technologies and contributes to a superior consumer experience."
It appears that the IP portfolio includes seven published US Patent applications, which are listed here:
20040236945 Method and system for controlled media sharing in a network
20040186993 Method and system for controlling presentation of media on a media storage device
20040123103 Method for redirecting of kernel data path for controlling recording of media
20040103300 Method of controlling recording of media
20040103297 Controlling interaction of deliverable electronic media
20030221127 System and method for providing global media content delivery
20030172033 Method and system for providing location-obscured media delivery