has brought its SafeDisc copy protection solution to Mac OS X.
SafeDisc offers Mac developers and publishers a way of protecting their CD-ROM content. It’s a software-based solution that doesn’t require any changes to the publisher’s application code, according to Steve Weinstein, executive vice president of Macrovision’s Entertainment Group.
SafeDisc is comprised of authenticating digital signatures embedded on the optical disc, an encryption wrapper and various anti-hacking technologies that secure the optical disc executable. SafeDisc digital signatures are added to each original disc during the mastering/replication process and prevent copying by standard CD-R drives.
Macrovision’s Web site doesn’t list pricing information for SafeDisc. To find out details on cost, you’ll have to
contact a reseller
of the company’s products.
Macrovision is also working on Mac OS X support for SafeCast, a DRM (digital rights management) product. It lets developers and publishers distribute their products via any digital medium, while retaining control over how and when the products can be “unlocked” and used.