New Web Tool Will Scan For Copyright Violations

december 20, 2006  04:09 pm
Silicon Valley start-up Attributor Corp. has begun testing a system capable of scanning the entire Web for copyrighted audio, video, images and text, reports the Wall Street Journal. The idea is to make it easier for owners of copyrighted content to monitor cases of infringement and request that violators remove content or pony up for rights. "We believe that we can provide an infrastructure that will align the interests of content owners, content hosts and search engines around legitimate syndication and monetization," says Jim Brock, Attributor's chief executive.