IBC 2007 (Stand 3.211)
Virage ACID by Autonomy automates the search of online copyright breaches in audio visual material available on the internet. The Automatic Copyright Infringement Detection (ACID) software scans files as they are uploaded to a hosting site, and detect any potential breaches, quarantining suspect content. Automatic detection may help keep lawsuits from media companies at bay. Mediaowners can also use the software to monitor third party sites for breaches of their copyrights. At the same time it may also be used by broadcasters to lert them if they air something that contains material they have not cleared the rights to.
ACID doesn’t rely on watermarking or DRM, but analyses the material for scenechanges and other characteristics of the content. According to the vendor it will even work on low quality copies. It will also detect if copyrighted material is used in legal files.
Virage also offers technology to automatically capture, encode and index television, video and audio content from any source, including live broadcast feeds and archived data, and distribute this via IPTV. Automatically generating a comprehensive range of metadata, including keyframes, face recognition, speaker information and a full transcript of the audio stream rich media is immediately fully searchable and accessible.