Phillips, a major electronics manufacturer, has developed a method for fingerprinting warez. The fingerprinting is directly targeted toward video and not necessarily music or applications, although it appears the technology could be converted.
By fingerprinting the certain video segments content owners could identify if/when/where the content was stolen. This process by which segments are fingerprinted is controlled by Phillips on a central server station and proprietary algo. (Surprise, surprise, surprise)
Needless to say that this process is being backed with the “intent” to legally distribute video on p2p networks. So, this tracking is being accepted amongst the big circles…. Get the low down on video fingerprinting by Phillips.