Category Watermarking

The Next Level in E-Book Watermarking

Last week’s announcement of a partnership between Digimarc and Erudition Digital represents an interesting next step in the evolution of watermarking as a copyright protection technology, in this case for e-books.  Erudition Digital is an e-book distributor based in the UK that has incorporated watermarking technology from Custos Technologies of South Africa. According to last […]

New White Paper: Watermarking Technology and Blockchains in the Music Industry

A new white paper that that explores the combination of blockchain technology and digital audio watermarks for improving rights management and royalty processing in the music industry.

A Bounty Hunting Service for E-Book Piracy

We’ve been talking a lot here about blockchain applications for transaction processing in the music industry; in fact we had a panel on it at last week’s conference in NYC.  Yet the latest application of blockchain technology to the media industry, from Custos Media Technologies, has nothing to do with music or royalty transaction processing. […]

E-Book Retail Platform Offers Choice of Watermarking or DRM

EditionGuard is a “white label” e-book retail platform that, like many of its type, is based on Adobe technology, including Adobe Content Server DRM.  This week the company added an option called EditionGuard Social DRM, which enables its customers — publishers, retailers, and independent authors — to use e-book watermarking instead of DRM. EditionGuard Social DRM […]

Watermarking and Blockchain Challenges

Last time I talked about blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize certain types of copyright-related transactions.  Now let’s talk about some challenges.  Even though the potential for blockchain applications in the copyright arena is high, it’s inevitable that many of the schemes being proposed will not pan out; that’s the nature of technology hype. […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Live Event Streaming Piracy Challenges

Will there be an equivalent to Google’s Content ID for live streams?

Copyright Alert System Releases First Year Results

Comparison of data from the US Copyright Alert System with HADOPI in France suggests that the threat of fines and Internet service suspensions does deter online file-sharing.