Beachcombing for Copyright Violations

To deal with the mounting copyright issues swirling around video and other content online, a start-up founded by some respected Silicon Valley executives is taking a novel approach: combing the entire Web for unauthorized uses. Privately held Attributor Corp. of Redwood City, Calif., has begun testing a system to scan the billions of pages on the Web for clients’ audio, video, images and text — potentially making it easier for owners to request that Web sites take content down or provide payment for its use.

Read this article (subscription required) from the Wall Street Journal.  Previously from WNM: Will YouTube adopt video fingerprinting? and Your IP address may be held against you in a court of law

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