Loudeye Touts 'Spoofing' Technology

Loudeye Corp. says its newly acquired Overpeer anti-piracy unit can guarantee 99% effectiveness in preventing the sharing of digital-media files across peer-to-peer networks.

Loudeye Corp. says its newly acquired Overpeer anti-piracy unit can guarantee 99% effectiveness in preventing the sharing of digital-media files across peer-to-peer networks.

Overpeer is a leader in distributing decoy files over P2P services, a practice commonly known as "spoofing." Loudeye says it has invested in servers and bandwidth capacity to enable Overpeer decoys to proliferate on peer-to-peer networks. Overpeer decoys are typically incomplete or flawed files.

Marc Morgenstern, VP/GM of Loudeye's digital-media asset protection business, says that in the last 30 days, Overpeer has responded to more than 25 billion search requests -- affecting 150 million unique users worldwide.

The company is currently "spoofing" 5,000 music, movie and game titles.
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