New technology can block transmission of digital-video files

By Derek Sooman on February 10, 2005, 7:17 PM
Technology is being developed that can block transmission of digital-video files. A new "fingerprinting" technology, developed by researchers at Royal Philips Electronics, can help movie studios to win the war on peer-to-peer networks.

Similar to technology already being used in university networks to track and prevent copying of music files, the new technology could be a powerful weapon in Hollywood's increasingly aggressive attempts to shut P2P movie trading on the net down.

"For identifying content over peer-to-peer networks, this is the ideal technology to use. We are now working with a group of engineers to improve it." - Ronald Maandonks, business development manager for content identification at Philips.

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zxlotusxz said:
or how about I just zip it or (insert any compression software here) then put it on the net. Or if it really comes down to it encrypt the zip file as well. Problem solved.
Phantasm66 said:
it would be simple i am sure for bittorrent and other technologies to encorporate some encryption.this is not a solution at all, and will not stop P2P sharing of movies on the net.
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