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Codemasters selects StarForce for protection of multiple DVD titles


The respected provider of software protection solutions, StarForce, has signed another contract with Codemasters for protection of its highly anticipated “Club Football 2005”, which was released on October 8, 2004 in Europe.

According to Codemasters’ estimates, the title will be a smash hit. Coming this autumn for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, “Club Football 2005” features a new game engine to power faster and more responsive gameplay. To prevent the title from being pirated, Codemasters has again chosen StarForce Professional,   the strongest protection solution for software distributed on optical media. 

In September 2004 Codemasters released another title “Colin McRae Rally 2005”. The PC version of the popular racing game was released on StarForce protected DVDs  Two weeks after the game’s official release in Europe, no pirated copies of the game are available on the market or for download, and Codemasters has announced that it will also use StarForce’s DVD protection technology for its “Club Football 2005”.

“Our protection solutions are often chosen by leading European publishing houses for their proven encryption strength provided by advanced software-based protection technologies”, - says Olivier Duran, one of StarForce’s representatives in Europe. - “Such an approach requires no physical alterations to  the surface of the media and provides better compatibility of protected DVD discs. Yet, the technology provides an excellent level of encryption to decrease the risk of the licensed product being counterfeited.. This protects the publisher’s revenue and provides the end user with a high-quality software product. On the other hand, this is a cost-effective technology with no negative impact on the licensed product retail price”.

Both companies, Codemasters and StarForce, have expressed hopes for their continuing cooperation in the future.

About Codemasters (www.codemasters.co.uk)

Codemasters is a developer and publisher of world-class video games for PlayStation®2, Xbox™, PC and Nintendo.  The company’s staff is dedicated to bringing games of excellence to players across the globe. For more than 16 years, Codemasters’ mission has been to deliver excellent, innovative games based on popular themes. Codemasters has been recognized for publishing excellence by making the prestigious list of the top 20 game publishers in the world by Game Developer magazine.

About StarForce Technologies

StarForce Technologies (www.star-force.com) is a leading vendor of information protection, copy protection and code obfuscation solutions for software, electronic content and audio/video files. Since 2000, StarForce has been successfully developing and implementing its state-of-the-art security solutions, providing copyright and intellectual property protection worldwide. Two of these solutions were transformed into StarForce cloud services: sfcontent.com protects e-Documents against illegal copying and distribution and sfletter.com secures emails.

StarForce is a reliable and responsible Technological Partner for enterprises potentially incurring losses due to cyber-gangs, hackers, software piracy, unauthorized data access and information leaks. StarForce’s customers are Russian Railways, Corel, 1C, Mail.ru, Aeroflot, SUN InBev Russia, AMD Labs, ATC International, MediaHouse, Russobit M, New Disc, Buka, Snowball, 2Play, GFI, CENEGA, Akella, etc.

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