A new technology called "video DNA matching" is able to identify pirated movies, based on a code created by a film's visual content (Image: Tel Aviv University)
Presently, most automated systems can only identify copyrighted video material if it’s a direct copy, still bearing the unique digital signature of the original. This can sometimes be circumvented by altering the copy, or creating the copy optically using a video camera to shoot a movie off the screen. A new anti-piracy technology called “video DNA matching,” however, sees past such deception.
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