Tracking Images across the webz
June 15, 2005 3:28 PM   Subscribe

I am interested in using Digimarc watermarks to track images across the web. Does anyone have an opinion on their MarcSpider tracking engine? Are there alternative techniques/technology?

For those who don't know. Digimarc sells digital watermarks for images. Most people purchase these to protect their copyright. At the highest subsription level (and through their ImageBridge commercial solution), Digimarc tracks the occurence of your images via a search engine/spider. This could be another tool to track where on the web my clients work is being discussed. Google will catch the text, sure.. but this is more targeted. Because watermarks require a reading process to detect the embedded data (=cpu time), and other factors, I have a feeling their search scope is severely limited.
Does anyone else offer a similar service?
posted by Jack Karaoke to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Why do you want to do this? It sound insidious and that is probably partly why no one has answered.
posted by caddis at 7:05 AM on June 16, 2005

Hmm.. I don't understand why this would be considered harmful, or sleazy. Watermarking itself could be considered kind of greasy, but this is just another route to public information. I didn't say I want their emails and favorite meals.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 1:25 PM on June 16, 2005

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