Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise and proponent of Meaning-Based Computing, has released the Virage Automatic Copyright Infringement Detection (ACID). Virage ACID is designed to enable copyright owners such as broadcasters, production houses, and publishers to maintain control of their intellectual property by automating the detection of illegal distribution of copyrighted material on the internet.
Using Autonomy's Meaning-Based Computing, which includes patented image and audio analysis technology, and powered by the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), ACID offers a scalable method of detecting breaches of copyright, wherever they are located and whatever format they are in. By automatically detecting any rich media that infringes an organization's copyright, Virage ACID can eliminate the need for content owners to manually scan p2p file contents. In addition, the system does not rely on watermarking and so is not undermined by random noise or format and codec changes. Furthermore, Virage's ACID module is not restricted to one form of data. Being totally independent of media format, ACID can detect whether distributed video infringes copyright, and also whether audio content ripped from a copyrighted video or audio track that is overlaid on legitimate video has been uploaded.