Piracy on the Internet is an ongoing cat and mouse game that doesn’t look like it’ll end anytime soon. Now NEC Japan has another weapon up its sleeve to fend off piracy, as the company has come up with a technology that can find illegal copies of videos uploaded to the Internet in seconds. This is achieved by creating a comparison piece that is just 76 bytes from the original that can be compared to the file in question. This technology is part of the MPEG-7 standard, allowing movie producers and ISPs to identify pirates faster and more accurately. NEC claims that the technology has a 96 percent success rate and false alarm rate of 5 in 1 million during testing. It’ll be interesting to see what is the next move by content pirates and how they will circumvent this.
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