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SafeDisc® Selected For Copy and Hack Protection of Activision’s PC Game Titles

London —March 24, 2004—Macrovision® Corporation, the world’s leading provider of content protection technologies announced today that the company has extended its agreement with Activision, Inc. to incorporate Macrovision’s SafeDisc® Advanced Security API’s into Activision’s PC game titles. SafeDisc is a security solution for interactive software applications. It delivers a tenacious defense against unauthorized disc replication or code manipulation while giving maximum playability to consumers.

“Macrovision is pleased to be working with a top games publisher like Activision to fight the rampant threat of game piracy,” stated Steve Weinstein, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision’s Entertainment Technology Group. “By working together, we are confident that Activision will be implementing the best practices in integrating powerful security with their application – this can extend the title protection and improve the revenue opportunities of legitimate game versions.”

For more information on SafeDisc and other Macrovision products and services, phone 1-800-622-7686 or visit the Macrovision web site at

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at

About Macrovision

Macrovision develops and markets digital rights management (“DRM”), copy protection, and electronic license management technologies for the video, music and software industries. Macrovision’s proven technology have been used on over 2.7 billion video DVD’s, 250 million PC games CD’s and 240 million music CD’s.
Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, with international offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul.

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This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision’s actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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