Thomson Joins ContentGuard

11/22/2004 3:53 AM Eastern

Digital-set-top-box maker Thomson Consumer Electronics has joined Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc. as a strategic investor in ContentGuard Inc., a digital-rights-management intellectual-property company.

Thomson said it will take a 33% stake in the company and have the right to name two directors to the board.

The companies hope to produce a DRM system that is interoperable across various platforms.

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