Irdeto, a software security company, has acquired the BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a solution for protecting Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy.
“We are working closely with the studio community to ensure that movie titles released on Blu-ray disc have the same rigorous protection standards we created for Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media," said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto, in a statement.
Irdeto launched ActiveCloak for Media in February 2011, a dynamic security solution to protect high-value digital entertainment assets throughout their entire lifecycle. By integrating BD+ intellectual property, contracts, and patent licenses into its current offering, Irdeto customers will be able to implement more robust security measures for Blu-ray than the current Advanced Access Content System (AACS).
The BD+ standard is based on the Self-Protecting Digital Content (SPDC) architecture, a renewable security concept that complements Irdeto’s dynamic security technology. Irdeto will enhance the effectiveness of BD+ by creating a hybrid BD+/ActiveCloak content security system that will monitor and address threats throughout each Blu-ray disc’s economic life.