SOURCE: Audible Magic

Audible Magic

December 22, 2009 08:02 ET

Audible Magic Adds Four Universities and Five Community Colleges to Its Customer Base

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Audible Magic Corporation has added nine institutions of higher learning to its ever-growing customer base. Four universities and five community colleges have adopted the CopySense appliance to combat the unauthorized transfer of copyrighted content across their networks. Use of the CopySense appliance enables compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requiring colleges and universities to help curb illegal use of their peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.

The universities include Saint Joseph's University, Campbellsville University, Austin Peay, St. Joseph's and Western Illinois University. SUNY Hudson Valley, SUNY Clinton Community College, Columbia College, Eastern Arizona and Baton Rouge Community College comprise the community-college list.

According to Vance Ikezoye, Audible Magic's co-founder and CEO, "We continue to attract colleges and universities to our customer base as they move to educate their students on the appropriate use of copyrighted material and ensure the legal flow of that content across their networks. With HEOA compliance a Federal mandate, more and more institutions are finding that our CopySense appliance can easily and cost-effectively meet their compliance needs as well.

"Our newest customers represent diverse academic offerings, geographic locations and network technologies. As such they perfectly illustrate how the CopySense appliance can be easily customized to meet the unique needs of different campuses."

The CopySense appliance compares the signatures of the copyrighted audio, video and textual content with its dynamic and unique Global Rights Registry database of more than seven million registered works. In this manner, the product can detect and track the illegal data transfers of copyright content across P2P networks.

The patented Graduated Response module responds to infractions in real time, leveraging the teachable moment. Users receive graduated messages and sanctions depending on the number of infractions they have incurred. The system is easily customizable to support campus judicial policies.

The CopySense appliance is easy to use, easy to configure and quickly integrates into existing heterogeneous hardware and software environments, making it a cost-effective solution.

About Audible Magic®

Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, Audible Magic is the leading provider of content management and anti-piracy services. Its patented content identification technologies and extensive reference database enable Web 2.0 websites, CD/DVD replicators, P2P networking companies, ISPs, colleges and universities to monitor, track, manage, filter and monetize multi-media digital content as needed.

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