Windows Vista Content Protection - Twenty Questions (and Answers)

A conversation has cropped up since the recent publication of a paper scrutinizing how Windows handles digital rights management, especially for HD video.  I've since looped back with Dave Marsh, a Lead Program Manager responsible for Windows' handling of video, to learn from him the implications involved and to learn to what extent the paper's […]

A conversation has cropped up since the recent publication of a paper scrutinizing how Windows handles digital rights management, especially for HD video.  I've since looped back with Dave Marsh, a Lead Program Manager responsible for Windows' handling of video, to learn from him the implications involved and to learn to what extent the paper's assertions are accurate.  The following is an article Dave has put together to address the misconceptions in the paper, followed by answers to what we expect will be the most frequent questions in the minds of our customers.  Leave us a comment to let us know what you think.  -- Nick

Over the holidays, a paper was distributed that raised questions about the content protection features in Windows Vista.  The paper draws sharp conclusions about the implications of those features for our customers.  As one of the Lead Program Managers for the technologies in question, I would like to share our views on these questions.

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Content, Proctection