Press Release: Digimarc Launches Digimarc Guardian Watermarking for Publishing
The Digimarc Guardian platform provides publishers with a powerful weapon to both understand and combat the broader piracy ecosystem while protecting revenues. It enables pirated or leaked files to be traced to sources of unauthorized distribution -- either before or after general release. The platform helps publishers identify potentially unreliable distribution channels. While a Digimarc Guardian Watermark can enable a publisher to connect a pirated file to a specific distribution or transaction, the watermark itself contains no personally identifiable information.
As a further disincentive to piracy the platform also allows for the inclusion of visible social watermarks -- such as the customer owner, date of purchase and file protection information -- both for personalization and to discourage unauthorized redistribution.
"Digimarc has a long track record of developing innovative approaches to solving the problem of digital piracy," said Eraj Siddiqui, President of Digimarc Guardian. "Digimarc Guardian Watermarking is a natural extension and complement to our web crawling and enforcement services, providing publishers and distributors with a full-circle solution for protecting revenues and the rights of content owners. We're very pleased to be working with HarperCollins and LibreDigital as we launch this service."
Authors, publishers and distributors interested in learning more about Digimarc Guardian should visit: www.digimarc.com/guardian.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of consumer engagement, media management, and security solutions that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. Digimarc's digital IDs are imperceptible to humans and enable computers, networks and devices like mobile phones to better "see, hear and understand" brand impressions and other objects of interest. Digimarc has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media and object discovery to enable ubiquitous computing and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. For more information and the latest news, please visit www.digimarc.com and follow us on Twitter @DigimarcCorp.