P2P continues to be one of the biggest sources of content theft online. That’s a huge problem for the industry, because it amounts to millions, if not billions in lost revenue when the content is simply stolen. However, there are companies fighting to make this a thing of the past, like CEG TEK International.
The unique proprietary software format that they’ve been utilizing has been instrumental for helping to protect content online for some time now. They’ve come up with a system that consists of software that is able to seek out a particular type of file, image, music, video, etc anywhere that it appears online.
The software is able to crawl the internet, as well as various P2P networks like Bittorrent to find all of the instances of that content being used. Thereby enabling them to track usage, and the IPs associated with illegally distributing that content. Through this system, they are able to actually determine who is spreading content around illegally, and they’re able to put a stop to that as well.