SYDNEY, Australia, 1 August 2006
Online Copyright Protection and Crime Prevention
Altnet today announced the official launch of Global File Registry at
www.globalfileregistry.com, the cornerstone of its online content
protection and digital crime prevention strategy. Developed by experts in
online distribution, content protection and anti piracy activity, Global
File Registry ("GFR") is a giant leap forward for content owners and law
enforcement agencies to control piracy and criminal activity on the
GFR is a consolidator of infringing file intelligence, enabling co-
operating participants to electronically defend the legal rights of
copyright owners and law enforcement authorities without impacting the
privacy of users.
Kevin Bermeister, CEO of Altnet, said, "We believe GFR will usher in a
new era of co-operation for online content and distribution industries,
with artists and consumers standing to be the greatest beneficiaries."
GFR leverages the Altnet TrueNames patent portfolio by locating
TrueNames (unique identifiers) in a centralized database so that known
infringing files can be acted upon. This next-generation solution for
online copyright infringement, digital crime prevention and content
- Content Owners with a technology to unify anti-piracy efforts for
continuous control over peer-to-peer and internet wide infringements.
- Peer-to-Peer applications with a non invasive solution that reduces
peer- to-peer developer and distributor liability (for example by enabling
DMCA compliance), while supporting a content-centric revenue stream.
- Internet Service Providers with an integrated approach to file transfer
management, filtering and billing, while protecting user privacy.
- Law Enforcement Agencies with a proactive global solution to prevent
- Users with a content shield protecting them from inadvertent or
spontaneous criminal or civil digital infringements by preventing
downloading of known illicit files.
GFR is a dynamic, centralized database containing unique identifiers of
millions of infringing files captured and collated on behalf of multiple
content owners and interested parties. Real-time updates by providers of
file intelligence ensure GFR's accuracy and effectiveness.
In a world where the "know nothing, control nothing" approach is no
longer acceptable, GFR's ability to identify infringing files also extends
to substitution of those files for legitimate content or advertising,
thereby creating powerful incentives for adoption of business models that
legitimately support copyright.
Michael Speck, recently appointed to manage Altnet's enforcement
programs said, "Global File Registry will improve online distribution
channels for content owners, while empowering consumers by increasing the
number of legitimate access points to the content they choose."
Global File Registry is operational as of today at
www.globalfileregistry.com and stands ready to provide online
content management and protection for all responsible participants in the
Altnet, Inc. (www.altnet.com) is a leading online distributor of
licensed digital content. Altnet provides the means for record labels, film
studios and software developers to market and sell their products to a
worldwide audience. Altnet distributes licensed content into leading
peer-to-peer applications and internet web sites, providing their users
with access to Altnet's library of Digital Rights Managed content and
payment processing platform.
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