MotionDSP has Video Copyright Finder

Just in time to solve the Viacom-YouTube sort of problems that crop up around unauthorized file-sharing, startup MotionDSP is set to announce Tuesday a copyright-detection software package that uses video-fingerprinting technology.

Sources close to the company say the product will be called Ikena Copyright, and it will be offered in both software or bundled hardware versions. MotionDSP’s video-fingerprinting technology, which does not rely on audio clips or embedded text tags, is derived from the company’s video-enhancement technology, which can track and match thousands of videos per day, according to previous company announcements. Ikena will join a crowded field in the search-and-identify technology market, which is led at least in mindshare by MySpace and YouTube friend Audible Magic.