HDMI Licensing Working with US Customs to Crack Counterfeits
HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Specification, today announced its successful collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to enforce intellectual property rights and trademark protection for the HDMI standard and help CBP frontline personnel identify counterfeit goods and prevent them from entering the United States.
Since January 2010, 32 shipments containing counterfeit HDMI products such as cables and adapters, DVD players and electronic projectors have been seized or destroyed at U.S. ports including Alaska, California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Washington State and Virginia.
"We are committed to protecting the over 1,000 HDMI adopters and the many consumers who use HDMI products by enforcing the HDMI trademark against counterfeiters. It is our goal to have only legitimate and authentic HDMI products on the market and CBP enforcement is one of many strategies we utilize as a part of our larger global strike against counterfeiters."
- Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
For more information on the CBP program for intellectual property rights and trademark protection, please contact CBP at [email protected] or download the Intellectual Property Rights Product Identification Training Guidelines on the CBP website at http://www.cbp.gov.
About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to Adopters, retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed by Hitachi, Ltd.; Panasonic Corporation; Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Silicon Image, Inc.; Sony Corporation; Technicolor S.A. (formerly Thomson S.A.) and Toshiba Corporation as the all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information about the HDMI specification, please visit www.hdmi.org.
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Yeah because this will stop piracy…..idiots…..I swear these laws get dumber and dumber. Hey FCC maybe start with Usenet. Idiots….
The first rule of the usenet is you don't talk about the usenet….
but yea - “counterfeit” hdmi cables ??? who they are kidding?
The FCC should be gone after allowing a proprietary encrypted standard to be shoved down the throats of the public.
After master HDMI key has been discovered and confirmed , Big content is $h1t scared of new wave devices which could facilitate copying digital content like HD realtime H264 encoder with hdmi interface and usb 3 to connect to pc/mac.
Modern DSP chips could handle this without sweat….