SOURCE: Digimarc


October 01, 2014 08:00 ET

Digimarc to Demo, Discuss Anti-Piracy Solution for E-Book Distributors at Frankfurt Book Fair

Digimarc® Guardian Watermarking for Publishing Crawls the Web 24x7 Protecting Revenue and Content Owners' Rights

BEAVERTON, OR and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 8.0, L112 -- Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced a demo of Digimarc® Guardian Watermarking for Publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair being held October 8-12 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company will also join guest speaker Imke Reimers, Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern University, in two sessions titled "Effect of Piracy Protection in Book Publishing." Session attendees will learn the effect of illegal distribution of books on regular book sales, including a comparison of book sales with and without Digimarc's piracy protection.

Demos are available in Hall 8.0 L112. The company's session "Effect of Piracy Protection in Book Publishing" is being held October 9 and 10, 3-3:30 PM CEST at the Publishing Perspectives Stage Hall 8.0, Stand B170.

Digimarc Guardian Watermarking embeds unique, imperceptible and traceable digital watermarks into e-books, enabling distributors and publishers to track where their content is appearing online and identify sources of leakage. HarperCollins Publishers uses Digimarc Guardian Watermarking to protect its US e-book catalog, distributed globally.

The cloud-based Digimarc Guardian platform offers easy-to-integrate API support for most e-book formats, including EPUB, PDF and MOBI. For each transaction, the platform generates a unique, traceable digital watermark and embeds it throughout the e-book. It's extremely difficult for pirates to locate and remove these imperceptible digital identifiers.

Digimarc's anti-piracy service then crawls the web 24x7 searching for watermarked content. When a watermark is detected, Digimarc provides the unique identifier to the publisher to match against its own transaction records. By stopping and identifying leaks in their digital supply chain that result in piracy, publishers can ensure authors are being properly compensated for their work.

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of consumer engagement, media management, and security solutions that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. Digimarc's digital IDs are imperceptible to humans and enable computers, networks and devices like mobile phones to better "see, hear and understand" brand impressions and other objects of interest. Digimarc has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media and object discovery to enable ubiquitous computing and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. For more information and the latest news, please visit and follow us on Twitter @DigimarcCorp.