Code Signing for Protected Media Components in Windows Vista
Updated: August 25, 2006
File name: pmp-sign.doc
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Microsoft Windows Vista enables the playback of next-generation premium content such as HD-DVD and other formats protected under the AACS standard. To ensure access to this new content, Windows Vista systems must support the requirements that are defined by the premium-content owners. A key requirement is code signing, which helps ensure great consumer experiences by providing increased driver reliability and increased security against malware.
System and device manufacturers must follow new code-signing requirements for modules that support playback of premium content on Microsoft Windows Vista. These requirements include:
This paper provides information for hardware manufacturers and software vendors about the code-signing requirements for playing premium content in Windows Vista.
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