Destiny Launches Online Service To Track Watermarkings
March 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM (PT)
DESTINY MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES has launched a new online service is available to label customers to automatically extract hidden tracking information which had previously been embedded into a song distributed by PLAY MPE®. When labels discover an unauthorized copy of a song which they had previously given distribution rights to, they are able to use the system to find the identity of the person that made the copy, by extracting DESTINY's proprietary watermark information.
The online service features an upgraded ability to instantly detect watermarks in songs that have been cropped or padded with silence. Complex heuristics analyze the signal characteristics of the audio file to identify the locations of synchronization points, from over two million possible combinations, in a mere fraction of a second. DESTINY's solution is able to defeat a number of techniques used to circumvent other watermarking technologies. The mark survives compression to extremely low bit rates, conversion into other formats, digital filtering and analog formats, such as an on air radio broadcast.
Patents are outstanding in the U.S., CANADA, EUROPE, JAPAN and CHINA. The U.S. provisional patent, originally filed in OCTOBER 2006, is expected to be examined by the U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE in JUNE of 2011.