The Anti-Piracy Computer Chip Cometh

ARM, the UK computer chip maker, has just announced a new video processor that stops piracy almost before it can begin.

The Mali-V500 comes with “HD playback sercurity,” a way of saying that anti-piracy features come standard.

I’m not exactly how it works, but according to, “This is the first mobile chip on the market to be developed and optimized embedded hardware DRM to prevent HD video from being pirated.”

Being an ARM chip means it’ll be used primarily on mobile devices for watching pirated movies–at least for now.  

Read more here.

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