Describing Acoustic Fingerprint Technology Integration For Audio Monitoring Systems

  • Carlos Serrão
  • Marco Clara
Conference paper


The ability to create, write or compose a song is a gift or feature that not everyone has within him or herself. The results of that kind of ability are an asset that should somehow, due to their nature, be recorded and protected. That protection can be enabled by the enforcement of the author’s rights, safeguarding its works. How can this protection be enforced in a digital World? Should we trust that nobody steals or circumvents intellectual or artistic property? Or should we think of possible ways to control and monitor that property’s usage? It seems that the last one is currently the right way, and technologies such as acoustic fingerprint may allow us to provide such monitoring and enforcement. In what way can we integrate existing technology for creating such systems, and what criteria should be used for evaluating that same technology?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Serrão
    • 1
  • Marco Clara
    • 2
  1. 1.ADETTI/ISCTE ISCTE - Instituto Superior das Ci魣ias do Trabalho e da Empresa1600-082 LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Direccã de Tecnologias de Informacãsim;o e Comunicacãsim;oMarinha Portuguesa 1149-001 LisboaPortugal

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