Audible Magic demos P2P filtering for lawmakers

— 4:31 AM on March 4, 2004

I've had my eye on Audible Magic's song fingerprinting technology for some time, but it looks like lawmakers in the US are catching on as well. Audible Magic is touring Washington DC in an attempt to convince legislators that its technology can be used to effectively identify copyrighted material on peer-to-peer networks. Peer-to-peer industry group P2P United has even asked for a demonstration of Audible Magic's technology, which could contradict claims that filtering content over P2P networks is technically impossible or infeasible.

As far as Audible Magic is concerned, filtering is both possible and feasible. The company has been demoing its technology with Gnutella software, and CEO Vance Ikezoye sees a shift to deployment as the next challenge.

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