Advestigo. No, it's not the sidekick of Magneto, the leader of the group trying to defeat the X-Men. It's a company in France that has come up with a way to foil pirates trading music and movies on peer-to--peer services.
The company's software studies the geometry, color and other aspects of frames inside a movie. Then, it trolls through sharing networks to find illegal matches. It works on music too, says CEO Michel Roux. Advestigo only needs to look at around 1 percent of the data in a song or movie to create a digital fingerprint of … Read more