Saturday, May 6, 2017

Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders

If you are sharing pirated content, you'd better watch out, Microsoft is gunning for you.

Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where files are publicly shared. What to do with these repeat offenders remains open for debate.