Windows XP will push copyright protection

Microsoft Corp.'s answer to piracy will exclude other digital rights management systems and add "static" interference to media files that require video and audio cards to authenticate themselves with Windows software before they can be played. Microsoft says that, once Windows Media Player has sufficient control of the market, content companies will be able to use SAP to control use of the property. A writer for The Register thinks that the presence of the system will assure that the software does not gain that market share.

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