ContentID has a lot of potential and in many respects is similar to the SNOCAP audio fingerprinting application from 2005–very similar. Quite similar. Although if the SNOCAP team got back together using current technology, that tool could be much more broadly applied including to search. Which makes me ask why Google isn’t doing the same with their endless resources.
Here’s an excerpt from the Member’s letter about Content ID:
I’m pleased to be moderating a panel on user-centric streaming royalties with some of the smartest people in the music business at SXSW on Thursday, March 19 at 3:30. Helienne Lindvall from Ivors Academy, David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven and Portia Sabin from the Music Business Association will join me in a discussion of this important topic that seems to pick up support daily.
Please put us on your calendar if you’re coming to Austin for the conference! We really want this one to be collaborative with the audience. Watch this space for further updates. If you are new to the topic, a good place to start is the “ethical pool” post from last year.