Autonomy's Virage Automates Copyright Infringement Detection for Online Video Virage ACID Offers the Only Fast, Accurate And Scalable Defense Against

Internet Piracy



CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 5

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a
 global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and proponent
 of Meaning-Based Computing, today announced the release of Virage Automatic
 Copyright Infringement Detection (ACID). Virage ACID enables copyright
 owners such as broadcasters, production houses and publishers to maintain
 control of their Intellectual Property by automating the detection of
 illegal distribution of copyrighted material on the Internet.
     Using Autonomy's unique Meaning-Based Computing, which includes
 patented image and audio analysis technology, and powered by the
 Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), ACID offers a fast, accurate and
 scalable method of detecting breaches of copyright, wherever they are
 located and whatever format they are in. By automatically detecting any
 rich media that infringes an organization's copyright, Virage ACID
 eliminates the need for content owners to spend hours trawling through
 video sharing websites, or manually scanning p2p file contents.
     In addition, Virage ACID's functions are particularly valuable for
 organizations that see Internet distribution of user-generated or hosted
 content as critical to their business model. Instead of relying on
 copyright owners to alert hosting agents to offending material (a legally
 contentious strategy), content hosts can take a more proactive approach by
 scanning material as it is uploaded and quarantining content that may be
 breaching copyright. This real-time approach can deliver extensive return
 on investment as hosts can avoid potentially expensive legal disputes by
 removing risky content before it is posted. In addition, this is done
 without frustrating users with the lengthy delays between uploading and
 posting that more manual processes inevitably cause.
     Unlike many Digital Rights Management solutions, the system does not
 rely on watermarking and so is not undermined by random noise or format and
 codec changes.
     Furthermore, Virage's ACID module is not restricted to one form of
 data. Being totally independent of media format, ACID can not only detect
 whether distributed video infringes copyright, but also whether audio
 content ripped from a copyrighted video or audio track that is overlaid on
 legitimate video has been uploaded.
     "With the explosion in interest around video sharing and distribution
 over the Internet, copyright owners must act rapidly to stay ahead of the
 rising tide of illegal copies of their content. With Autonomy's Meaning
 Based Computing technology and image and audio analysis expertise, ACID is
 a powerful solution to help media companies protect their assets, and video
 sharing websites to reduce their risk, while reducing administrative
 overheads for both," commented Dr. Mike Lynch, CEO, Autonomy.
     About Virage
     Virage, a division of Autonomy Systems, is a world-leader in Rich Media
 Management software and intelligent video analytics. Virage has developed
 the world's first technology to automatically capture, encode and index
 television, video and audio content from any source, including live feeds
 and archived data. By automatically generating a comprehensive range of
 metadata, including keyframes, face and speaker recognition and
 transcription of the audio stream, Virage ensures all rich media is fully
 searchable and accessible by any user.
     Powered by Autonomy's IDOL, Virage has a long and distinguished history
 of working with blue-chip corporations, media and entertainment companies,
 universities and government agencies worldwide. Virage customers include
 the BBC, CNN, France 2, Boeing, BAE Systems, Daimler Chrysler, New York
 University, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, the NBA, the Toronto
 Police Department, as well as many of the world's leading intelligence and
 defense agencies. With dual headquarters in San Francisco, US and
 Cambridge, UK, Virage is a global company with offices throughout the
 world.
     About Autonomy
     Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in
 infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the
 meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual
 and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including
 unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's
 software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise
 applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call
 center solutions, rich media management, compliance and litigation
 solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts
 as the clear leader in enterprise search.
     Autonomy's customer base comprises more than 16,000 global companies
 and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg,
 Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson,
 Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York
 Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy,
 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and
 Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than
 350 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as
 BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Stellent,
 Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO and Vignette. The company has offices worldwide.
     The Autonomy Group includes: Aungate, specialist in real-time
 enterprise governance; Virage, a visionary in rich media management and
 security and surveillance technology; etalk, award-winning provider of
 enterprise-class contact center products and Cardiff, a leader in content
 capture and business process management solutions.
     Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks
 of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
     Autonomy Editorial Contacts:
     Winifred Shum
     Autonomy (US)
     +1-408-542-2363
     wshum@autonomy.com
 
     Edward Bridges
     Financial Dynamics (UK)
     +44-207-831-3113
     edward.bridges@fd.com
 
     Marijke Shugrue
     Bite Communications (US)
     +1-212-857-9376
     marijke.shugrue@bitepr.com
 
     Ali Merifield
     Bite Communications (UK)
     +44-(0)20-8834-3441
     +44-(0)20-8741-1123
     ali.merifield@bitepr.com
 
 

SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc

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