Copyright Identification
& Royalty Monitoring

Protect and fully monetize your Digital Assets

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Copyrigh owners or licensees enter their content into our system for detection.


Ivitecs patented fingerprinting solution scanns IPTV, digital, terrestial, Pay TV or satellite.


We detect your propriatery content or just elements of it even in reduced quality.


You get a report with all informa-tion where, when and how your content was used

Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship for a set period of time. As the digital media landscape expands, it’s critical to understand copyright law and how it applies to your content. Copyright protection begins when your original work is fixed in a tangible medium, such as recorded in audio or video, stored on a computer, or simply written on paper. 

ivitec is on the forefront of digital asset management, helping content providers and distributors to understand the usage and protect valuable video content. Content users store and use vast amounts of video content and revenues are lost due to unaccurate tracking and piracy. ivitec technology can accurately and efficiently monitor and detect specific sequences that corres-pond to copyrighted material. This offers both content providers and distributors an added layer of protection.     

Do you always know where your high valuable asset, your content, is used or abused without your permission? If your honest answer is “no”, or “partially yes”, or “don’t know”. We may have a solution for you to boost your royalty income significantly, by detecting unauthorized usage.

How do we do this?

Our software watches predefined channels 24 hours, 7 days a week, never gets tired, inaccurate or sloppy and never takes lunch breaks. It simply works permanently in its high precision mode.
The pirates alter your material slightly or vastly, either due to failures within their copy process or on purpose in order not to be caught? No problem, as ivitec’s Royalty Booster will catch them regardless what they do to your material. It will also detect material that has been vastly modi-fied and in doubt rings a bell for your operator for his final decision if or if not this is still your material. With the Royalty Booster there is no escape or loop-hole for the pirates, it’ll catch them and inform your billing and legal departments for further action. No human operator could even get close to the detection accuracy and reliability of Royalty Booster. This is why its roll-out as your sleepless watch dog in the market opens unprecedented new horizons for harvesting income from formerly completely hidden areas.

Use Case Applications

  • Optimize revenues - proliferation of multiple consumption (distribution) file formats
    As traditional broadcast and cable viewership stagnates, companies rush to embrace “new media:” internet, IP streaming, mobile streaming, etc. The proliferation of new consumption venues introduces a stark new reality – that of “unauthorized content” from “unauthorized distributors.”

    Solution – By integrating the ivitec MediaSeeker into the production workflow, finished stories and programs can be fingerprinted automatically. The fingerprints are stored in a central database/metadata archive. This fingerprint remains constant even as the media is sent downstream for transcoding and metadata reconformed for the requirements of the specific video sharing or platform provider (fingerprints for identical videos, regardless of format, remain identical and identifiable). Regardless of whether this “quality” media arrives at a sanctioned partner or if a consumer rips an on-air broadcast and uploads to an unau-thorized video-sharing site, the ivitec MediaSeeker analysis engine can be employed to scan a library of properties and determine where a copy of the footage is present, be it the entire copy or merely a few frames.
  • Dissatisfaction with current security technologies like DRM and watermarking
    Many companies have already experimented with DRM technologies and watermarking and have had mixed results. More often, they are disappointed that watermarking techno-logy merely provides a purely forensic capability to possibly recover where a production leak has occurred, but neither piracy prevention nor supplemental searchability in a library. Additionally, creating watermarks is computationally intensive and may be removed or obfuscated through any number of file editing techniques. This makes watermarking of limited value when implemented in a vacuum.  

    Solution – It is important to remember that fingerprinting is a completely orthogonal tech-nology to DRM and watermarking. In fact, when used in conjunction with the previous, a comprehensive media security strategy may be formed. However, by itself, fingerprinting is not a security tool. It should be considered a production and distribution tool. When used specifically from these perspectives, it is important to understand that the ivitec Media-Seeker fingerprint is unique to a complete media asset, or set of frames. The fingerprint is permanent and stored in a database, does not travel with the asset itself, and hence cannot be altered or removed. 

System Advantages

Why does Ivitec fit to your organization


Workflow Management

Easily configurable system accommodates customer workflow as required, from recording to long-term storage to analysis.

Remote Capture

Support for distributed architecture allows modules to be independently located for remote videocapture, fingerprinting, analysis and results viewing.


Real-Time Operation

The full material and results become available
within minutes of broadcast. 

Difference Detection

Detect frame by frame differences between reference and broadcast content. Side by side pictoral represen-tation of modified regions.

Results Generation

Data is available via the userfriendly frontend tool or in any of a variety of customized formats, including charts, graphs, or even alerts.


Video Fingerprinting

Our patented video fingerprinting technology was developed at Germany’s esteemed Fraunhofer Organisation and is unparalleled in terms of speed
and accuracy.

Video Format Independent

Supports all major video formats, including MPEG-2, H.264, TS, VC-1, and MPEG-4, WMV.

Distribution Platform viewing Agnostic

Works with TV across all major distribution platforms:
broadcast, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile.



Our PC-based solution is totally modular. Adding channel capacity is as simple as adding additional PCs.
Hardware Setup

Records up to 40 channels per PC, analyzes up to 20-40 channels per PC.

A single CPU based PC can ingest, fingerprint, and catalog between 2000 and 10,000 hours of content within a single catalog

Web Service API

Offers a web service-based API to allow for
flexible system integration.

Ivitec GmbH

Lange Reihe 29
20099 Hamburg

+49 6151 8509 - 0