A novel scheme for countering unauthorised usage of digital media content

Start date

01 June 2013

End date

31 January 2014


The project will investigate a novel technology for protecting digital content like music and video downloaded via the internet. Digital content which has been obtained illegally is automatically blocked by the system. A key feature of the proposed technology is not to inconvenience legitimate users like existing Digital Rights Management systems do: Users don’t need to worry about how to configure and use the system; they just use their devices as usual without even knowing about its existence. The technology is patent-pending and further details will be available once it is published.

The proposal will benefit the media industry by drastically reducing the number of music and films pirated, protecting the future funding of new works, benefiting consumers.