It’s that easy right? Well the company Audible Magic already has a patent for audio matching media within video content. They also seem to be an industry leader in providing content ID matching. However, therein lies a problem with being the sole owner to a technology: the offenders have very little options when they offend. Of course when content is matched on Youtube you have the option to remove the audio automatically. Yet why couldn’t this be done automatically? Is it because they don’t want to waste processing power attempting to check the video before uploading? I highly doubt it. Yet with this I see an opportunity to build an application that would be available to everyone so they can do some preemptive checking of illegal use of content.
Or maybe I’m wasting my time thinking anything would need to be built. I’ll have to contemplate more on this later.