Destiny Media Announces New Patent for Watermarking Technology
Solution Enables Tracing the Source of Pirated Audio and Video
VANCOUVER, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Destiny Media Technologies (TSXV: DSY)
(OTCQX: DSNY), the global standard for the secure distribution of
pre-release music to radio and the creator of a new cross platform
video streaming format, is pleased to announce approval for a second
On July 19, 2011, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued
patent # 7983441 entitled Methods For Watermarking Media Data (http://tinyurl.com/7pjlp3a). Before this patent was granted, the company filed a continuation
application with further claims. The USPTO has now indicated these new
claims are allowable and the company expects a notice of allowance and
a second watermarking patent to be granted. Corresponding patent
applications are pending in Canada, Europe and Japan.
The patented technique embeds an inaudible digital trace or watermark
into the audio track and this trace survives duplication, filtering,
down sampling and conversion into other formats, including non digital
ones such as an over the air broadcast. Unlike competing watermarking
solutions, it is faster to embed or detect and it is extremely robust
without affecting audio quality.
This will be the company’s third granted patent. Destiny also has a
patented locking technology Digital Media Distribution Method and System (7466823) that is compatible with peer to peer networks, but still
locks content to only play on authorized computing devices. These
patented solutions give the content owner the choice of locking
content, so it can’t be copied or allowing copies, but protecting those
copies with a watermark to identify unauthorized duplication.
About Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony and one thousand other labels use Destiny’s
secure distribution service to deliver most of their pre-release music
to radio, online retail, DJ’s, sports stadiums, journalists and VIP.
Destiny’s instant play streaming includes internet radio, internet TV,
online surveys and new cloud and mobile offerings. Patents include
watermarking, peer to peer locking and pending cross platform
playerless streaming video.
SOURCE Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.