VANCOUVER, April 12 /CNW/ - Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. (DSY-TSX,
DSNY-OTCBB) is pleased to announce that the US Patent and Trademark
Office issued an office action on April 7th, 2011 which expressed the view that eleven of the twenty five currently
pending claims in Destiny's pending watermark patent application recite
allowable subject matter.
The company intends to file a response with minor changes and expects
that a US patent would be granted in the next three to four months.
The company also intends to file a continuation (child) patent
application, which will pursue claims directed toward subject matter
that may not yet have been allowed and directed toward other novel
features of the invention.
This technology is valuable to the music industry as it allows them to
identify the source of pirated music. For example, it could be used to
allow consumers to purchase and make personal copies of digital music,
while making illegal online sharing traceable. With patents in place,
the company will be in a position to widely license the technology.
This watermarking solution has several significant advantages over
competing alternatives. Destiny's inaudible mark is nearly impossible
to remove and it survives compression, conversion to other formats and
on air broadcast. It is much faster to embed and detect than other
techniques and it is uniquely integrated into the music industry's web
crawler which finds illegal content on torrent and web sites, then
analyzes the content for Destiny's mark to identify the source.
Patent applications are pending in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.
About Destiny Media Technologies
Destiny Media (http://www.dsny.com) is the developer of the Play MPE® system (http://www.plaympe.com) which the recording industry uses to securely distribute new
pre-release music through the internet to trusted recipients such as
radio, media and VIP's. Real time usage statistics are available at http://www.plaympe.com/v4/company/plaympestats.php and a product overview is available at http://www.dsny.com/pres/index.htm
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SOURCE Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
For further information:
CEO Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
604 609 7736 x222