ASSOCIATED PRESS PROTECTS ITS CONTENT ONLINE

By: Staff reports

Cyveillance Surfs In Search of Unauthorized Content Use





The Associated Press (AP), with more than 6,800 television, radio, and
newspaper members, wants to make sure its content is not being pirated
on the Internet.



So the AP has hired Cyveillance, the Washington, D.C.-based e-business
intelligence firm, to track down unauthorized online use of its content.


‘Managing valuable proprietary content on the Internet is becoming
increasingly difficult for companies to do by themselves due to the sheer
volume of information on the Net and the rapid proliferation of sites,’
said Brandy Thomas, CEO and chairman of Cyveillance.


Cyveillance will provide its ‘Extra-Site’ e-business intelligence
services to the AP by surfing the Web in search of unauthorized
publishing of AP content. Cyveillance uses its proprietary NetSapien
software to analyze the Internet’s pages.


Newspaper Web sites also have been subject to other sites stealing
their content. Often, their course of action entails a cease-and-desist
letter, but such recourse can only be used once the stolen content has
been tracked down.






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