Devising a defense

Frankel, Daniel
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/24/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 63, pA8
Trade Publication
Camcorders smuggled into theaters continue to be the most widely used tool for perpetrating global movie piracy. There appears to be no solution to the problem through technology. For some time, several technology companies have been working on digital watermarking on digital content that would tell authorities exactly where and when an illegal copy was originally made. However, the technology firms, consumer electronics makers and content suppliers at work on watermarking can not seem to agree on standards.


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