Neustar Tapped to Work on Movie Download Anti-Piracy System

The Associated Press is reporting that Neustar, a Sterling, Va.-based company, has been tapped by a consortium of Hollywood studios and technology companies to manage a database that would limit piracy while giving consumers the ability to watch downloaded video content on a variety of gadgets and devices.

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) announced this month that Neustar, formerly a division of Lockheed Martin, will operate an upcoming “digital rights locker” system, designed to let users who legally purchase movies online view that content on smartphones, laptops or the living room TV.