To the emergence of a new method of copyright protection against B-CAS, the digital terrestrial receiver is inexpensive and compact
Only the system that used "B-CAS card" of B-CAS company was able to cancel the encryption for copyright protection which was given to terrestrial digital broadcasting etc. so far, but finally B- It became clear that a new method of copyright protection against CAS appears.
This will make it possible to manufacture smaller and lower cost receivers than in the past.
Details are as below.
Asahi.com (Asahi Shimbun): Criticized monopoly for new format B-CAS for terrestrial digital copyright protection - politics
According to the Asahi Shimbun news report, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications has decided on a policy to introduce a new method into the copyright protection of terrestrial digital broadcasting within the year.
Apart from the current system using B-CAS card, this means that a new method for protecting copyright by incorporating software and a small chip on a receiver such as a TV and a tuner is made to coexist, Unlike the absence of an individual identification number, the size and cost of the equipment can be reduced, so a low-cost receiver can be manufactured. In addition, the new system supports terrestrial digital broadcasting only.
In addition, it is said that the "licensing issuing / management institution" where broadcasting stations and electrical manufacturers sign a license agreement for the operation of the new system will be established within the year by broadcasting stations, right-holder groups, consumers and others.
In NovemberThe reduced B-CAS card will appearAlthough it is clarified, what kind of expansion will you show in the future? It may be a pleasure for consumers if the price of receiving equipment can be realized by the appearance of the new method.
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