New Software Will Scan Web for Content Copyright Violations

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By: E&P Staff

A new online tool has been developed by the California-based Attributor Corp. to help publishers and other content producers scan the internet for possible copyright violations, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

The tool uses new technology which Attributor says can scan Web pages more efficiently, and the company has said that there will be over 10 billion pages included in its index by the end of this month, according to the report.

The tool has been developed in response to a problem that has become more and more troublesome for publishers recently, as Web users have increasingly posted illegal copies of audio, video, and text content on personal blogs as well as public sites like the Google-owned YouTube. Until now, media companies have had mixed results in manually locating pirated content and enforcing copyrights online, the Journal article said.

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