[news=http://www.intel.com/homepage/pix/ww22_pdp72w.gif]Intel Corp has scuttled a report that its new dual-core Pentium D processor and accompanying 945 chipset is embedded with digital rights management, which would prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of online content.
An article by Computerworld in Australia had cited Intels Australian technical manager Graham Tucker saying DRM will be a feature of Pentium D and 945.
Kari Skoog, a US-based Intel spokesperson, told ComputerWire the article was incorrect and that the Pentium D and its chipsets do not have unannounced, embedded DRM technology.
Tucker reportedly told Computerworld at the processors launch in Australia that [The] 945g [chip set] supports DRM, it helps implement Microsoft's DRM ... but it supports DRM looking forward. He also said the DRM technology could not be retrospectively used with files that were not compatible, according to the article.
Skoog said many Intel products support several existing copy protection or content protection technologies. This includes support for DTCP (digital transmission content protection)-over-IP, which is a copy protection mechanism used to distribute content from one device to another within a home network (as opposed to DRM, which applies to online content). DTCP-IP was developed a couple of years ago by Intel, Toshiba, Hitachi and Matsushita.
She also said that in the second half of 2005, Intel would release an updated graphics driver that will also support additional content protection technologies including COPP, HDCP, CGMS-A.
Source: Yahoo! News (Australia)[/news]