Report: AT&T fights content pirates

AT&T is making strides in its previously stated aim to help the movie and music industries fight content piracy, according to a story in BusinessWeek. The company reportedly has adopted the Vobile content recognition platform and is talking to content giants such as NBC Universal and Walt Disney Co. about how to fight illegal content distribution. AT&T also has invested in Vobile, and according to BusinessWeek, so has NBC Universal and Walt Disney Co.

Because content recognition technology scans network traffic looking for illegal matches of authorized content, AT&T's effort may further infuriate Net neutrality advocates.

For more:
- Here's the BusinessWeek story
- Take our Net neutrality poll

Suggested Articles

CenturyLink has expanded its on-demand network connectivity to Google Cloud Platform.

The Broadband Forum and ONF are teaming up to drive virtualization and automation across access networks.

Girls Who Code were the winners of the first $50,000 IBM Open Source Community Grant.