September 10, 2001

DivX seeks profitable, legal path

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Known as DivX, the technology has until now has been most closely associated with growing piracy of Hollywood
movies on the Internet. But DivXNetworks, the company behind the format, is determined to put its bootleg past
behind it and become a viable purveyor of legal downloads and full-blown video-on-demand services.

That ambitious goal inched a step closer to reality last week when alternative film distributor Strand Releasing said it
had licensed the DivX Open Video System, becoming the first commercial partner to use its video-compression format
for secure DivX downloads."

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