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ACID scans web for pirate content

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Apr 2007 19:06 User comments (3)

ACID scans web for pirate content ACID, or Automatic Copyright Infringement Detection, developed by the Virage division of Autonomy, can scan for and detect illegally posted rich media in any format wherever it is posted, according to Autonomy founder and CEO Michael Lynch. The ACID technology was shown off on April 4th in a press conference. "Acid watches very large amounts of video and it can spot video that is owned by someone else in a highly automated process," Lynch said.
ACID could be used as a tool for content providers to find videos posted on YouTube and similar sites. Of course, there have been more solutions for this type of piracy shown off recently, but Lynch claims that ACID does not rely on on tagging technology or video watermarking to locate copyright-infringing media. He added that those techniques can be thwarted much easier.

ACID uses Autonomy's "meaning-based computing" technology, which allows computers to find relationships within many different types of unstructured data, including text, word processing documents, e-mails, audio and multimedia. Such a service is probably useless against P2P services or BitTorrent trackers. Hollywood has turned a lot of attention to sites like YouTube in recent months due to the overwhelming amounts of unauthorized clips uploaded.

Source:
Physorg.com

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3 user comments

18.4.2007 6:01
BIGnewb
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so videos posted on youtube are worth wasting money for just to take them off instead of using that money to feed the poor,to cure the sick,give it to charity or something good atleast.it's like inventing the boat when there's a drought;there's no sense to it.

28.4.2007 12:33

Originally posted by BIGnewb:
so videos posted on youtube are worth wasting money for just to take them off instead of using that money to feed the poor,to cure the sick,give it to charity or something good atleast.it's like inventing the boat when there's a drought;there's no sense to it.
Yep I had two music vids by Liz Phair on Youtube yanked by Viacom the past month. They don't have a clue that this is free publicity for them and the artist. Well fuck Viacom then.

38.4.2007 14:13

Ummm i cant see that being tooo popular with utube..

Just think what a bandwidth drain this would be cus you cant have me beliving it would be checking them one by one.

Also if it ment legal action against utube, i can see people like utube just blocking their IP range for a number of reasons.

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