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DRM for MPEG-4 and MP3

RealNetworks announced the first digital rights management (DRM) technology for MP3 and MPEG-4 files as well as other media standards. The company’s Helix DRM protocol makes it possible for content owners and consumer electronics manufacturers to enable secure audio and video on devices such as televisions, DVD players, audio receivers, PDAs and other mobile devices.

The Helix DRM will be used commercially by film and television services from Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, Starz On Demand, and as well as by music label EMI Recorded Music (which includes the EMI, Capitol, Virgin and other record labels) and several Internet media services.

Access, Intel, Equator and NEC have joined the Helix Community and licensed the Helix DNA Client and RealVideo for integration on consumer electronics chipsets and embedded technologies.

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