Digital Music Fingerprints, Cyber Police Now Dusting Daily

Illegal Media Users And Uploaders Take Note:

Very soon, any music you upload to [tag]YouTube[/tag] or [tag]Google[/tag] Video, and many other similar services, will be checked to see if it has been [tag]stolen[/tag] or [tag]ripped[/tag].

[tag]Gracenote[/tag] has developed (and been using for a long time) a copyright anti-theft technology that they are [tag]sharing[/tag] with major organizations. This software will scan media files as they are being uploaded to websites such as Myspace.com, YouTube, etc.  

As the [tag]technology[/tag] “[tag]scans[/tag]” the uploads, it compares them to a list of “Digital Signatures”. If the [tag]scan[/tag] finds your submitted materials to be copyrighted, a warning of the [tag]infringement[/tag] will be issued and, no doubt, logged!  If the upload is attempted again, you might (quite possibly) be banned from the service altogether.

Be prepared for a major battle in the upcoming days, weeks and months about the ramifications that the implementation of this technology will bring.

~Here we go again!

More information can be found about this topic in a very good article found here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/31/scitech/pcanswer/
main2138585.shtml

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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