Peter Biddle

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Peter Biddle in 2013
Peter Biddle in 2012
Peter Biddle on stage at CES 2010
Peter Biddle in 2007

Peter Nicholas Biddle (born December 22, 1966) is a computer software promoter from the United States.


Biddle joined Microsoft in 1990. Biddle was one of the first authors to describe the concept of darknet,[1] a founder of the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), Copy Protection Technical Working Group, and Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, an early technical evangelist for DVD and digital video recorder technology, the founding leader of Microsoft’s Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (code named Palladium) initiative,[2] and was responsible for starting Microsoft's Hypervisor development efforts. He built and led the engineering team that shipped BitLocker Drive Encryption,[3] a Trusted Platform Module-rooted disk encryption for Windows Vista.

In 1998, Biddle publicly demonstrated real-time consumer digital video recorder functionality using an inexpensive MPEG2 hardware encoder, at the WinHEC conference during a speech by Bill Gates.[4] Biddle was the author[citation needed] of the diagram on page 13[5] in the SDMI specification, which enabled the playback of “unknown” (potentially pirated) content on SDMI-compliant players, and was a vocal proponent within SDMI for the external validation of digital watermarking.[citation needed]

On August 8, 2007, London-based company Trampoline Systems announced Biddle would be joining them after leaving Microsoft and move to London.[6]

Biddle joined Intel Corporation in 2008 as a director of the Google program office. In 2009 he was a witness in the RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. case.[7][8] In 2011 he hosted an Internet program called "Mashup Radio".[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Biddle is a member of the Biddle family of Philadelphia and is a descendant of Nicholas Biddle.

External links[edit]

  1. Plucky rebels: Being agile in an un-agile place - Peter Biddle at TED@Intel
  2. Mobile Insights Radio with Peter Biddle
  3. - This week in Law 213
  4. The Darknet & the Future of Everything* - Keynote Address Gov 2.0 L.A.


  1. ^ Peter Biddle, Paul England, Marcus Peinado, and Bryan Willman (2003). "The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution" (PDF). ACM Digital Rights Management Workshop. Microsoft Corporation. doi:10.1007/10941270_23. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ TCPA and Palladium: Sony Inside ||
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  4. ^ "Bill Gates Speech Transcript - WinHec '98". Orlando, Florida. March 26, 1998. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
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  6. ^ Charles Armstrong (August 8, 2007). "Microsoft hotshot Peter Biddle joins London’s Trampoline Systems". Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ Greg Sandoval (May 20, 2009). "RealDVD case: Real introduces surprise witness". CNet news. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Declaration of Peter Biddle in support of plaintiffs" (PDF). RealNetworks, Inc. and RealNetworks Home Entertainment, Inc.'s Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injuction. May 26, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ Suzy Ramirez (January 4, 2011). "Chip Shot: Atom Mashing Radio at CES on Jan. 7". Intel Newsroom. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mashup Radio". Blog talk radio. Retrieved March 26, 2011.