IFPI Introduces Digital Tracking System

February 2003
Billboard;2/22/2003, Vol. 115 Issue 8, p5
Trade Publication
Discusses how the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has introduced a serial-number identification system designed to help copyright owners track digitally distributed music. Use of the Global Release Identifier (GRid); Prevention of online piracy; Views from Paul Jessop, the chief technology officer of IFPI; Consideration of global technology such as electronic fingerprinting or watermarking; Cooperation from music authors and publishers.


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