Sony is considering strict DRM mechanisms 4K media player




Sony is considering strict DRM mechanisms 4K media player

Sony is considering a number of security mechanisms for its FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player, the illegal copying of 4K video content counter. Thus hoping Thus, the device may require an Internet connection before a movie can be played.

The FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player, which is only compatible with 4K TVs from Sony, have come on the market on 15 July. The media player for ultra-high-definition content, which was already in April announced , will receive a prize of $ 699.

Although Sony has not yet released the exact security mechanisms must be FMP-X1 online may be activated, as reports TorrentFreak based on statements by Sony Pictures CEO Spencer Stephens on Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit in LA. For example, the owner of the media player every time he wants to look at an ultra high-definition movie first need to apply online. Authorization It is not possible for such a DRM measure so to play without an Internet connection. 4K videos This choice would be remarkable, because Sony PS4 console are properly positioned against the Xbox One, and reported an ‘always-on’ connection would need. At the press launch Furthermore, the firmware of the media player regularly communicate with systems from Sony to determine if the device is not hardware or software is cracked.

In addition to online authentication would Sony FMP-X1 may want to equip with HDCP 2.2 encryption for digital video output. Not only is the encryption adjusted after hackers had cracked the master key of the first generation hdcp also a locality check, at which a packet is sent to a paired device and the response thereto is measured. Through this control should be considered whether the cable distance is not too large.

Sony would also consider whether a digital signature, so that any leaked videos to a user can be traced. Applied in the ultra high-definition content Finally, all the video processing within the firmware place in a so-called trusted execution environment to counter. As software hacks

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