Microsoft, Time Warner and Thomson Acquire ContentGuard
Posted on March 29, 2005Microsoft, Time Warner and Thomson have announced completion of their three-way acquisition of ContentGuard. ContentGuard is a developer of Digital Rights Management technologies. The term Digital Rights Management describes a wide range of technologies that are being developed to allow movies, music and other digital content to be accessed by users on the Internet while protecting that content from illegal copying and counterfeiting. Thomson, Microsoft and Time Warner will each hold equal 33 percent voting positions in ContentGuard and will each appoint two seats on the ContentGuard board.