Saturday, February 2, 2008

Visual-Based Search Aims to End Online Video Copyright Wars

Eyealike Copyright helps media content producers quickly eliminate massive amounts of online copy infringement that result in losses of millions of royalty dollars everyday. The new solution is unique in its ability to automatically analyze every aspect of video content simultaneously by image, motion, and face to deliver unprecedented speed, scale, and relevancy of recognizing and flagging any video content that is being served illegally online. The technology is specifically designed to help enforce copyright laws across User Generated Content (UGC) websites, while also giving both content producers and expediters the necessary tools to support the 'fair use' doctrine, which protects people who use copyrighted material for scholarship or review.

Ending the Copyright Law Wars Online

One need not look any further than the $1B lawsuit Viacom has imposed upon YouTube/Google to realize that copyright infringement is at the top of nearly every media content producers mind. In addition, a report published by the Motion Picture Association of America in May 2006 found that the major U.S. movie studios lost $2.3 billion to Internet piracy in 2005, which doesn't even account for infringement taking place throughout industries like television, music videos, and sports.

While Google/YouTube and MySpace, among others, have been using various forms of copyright filtering technology and even human editors, these solutions in many cases require the utilization of audio, pre-tagged text, meta data, watermarks, and people to identify video clips or certain objects like faces within video clips. The challenge with relying on these approaches is that they can't scale to automatically distinguish between outright copyright infringement and legitimate use of short sections of copyrighted material, especially as infringed content is edited, cropped, and recompressed several times.

A Unique Visual-Based Search Approach

Eyealike Copyright is powered by the patent-pending Eyealike Visual Search Platform (VS), which allows for highly intelligent indexing and analysis to process hundreds of images and video clips per minute by still objects, object movement, and facial recognition.

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