Get an permanent, invisible, inaudible and noiseless watermark embedded in your image, audio, video, animated GIF or PDF file
Innovative software solutions for copyright protection
In the digital world as it is today, copyright and intellectual property protection is one of the most important things to deal with.
Guided by the idea of providing secure and applicable solutions, Biz2Protect has designed innovative solutions that cover all aspects of copyright and intellectual property protection.
In addition to
gathering, organizing and managing paperwork, data and evidence (images, audio, video, text files) that testify to the different stages of the progression of the author's work,
putting all evidence (images, audio, video, text files) in an encrypted compressed file (in such a way that it cannot be decrypted without your permission) and
registering your work with an authorized copyright agency,
we are pleased to present an advanced software tool with two levels of protection that apply to different file types (images, audio, video, animated GIF, PDF), so that the files become fully copyrighted and uniquely identified.
In this article, we will focus on implementing a permanent, invisible, inaudible and noiseless digital watermark on the work you want to protect.
Add a watermark to your file as its globally unique identifier and copyright protection tool
The first level of protection is a digital signature used to digitally sign a file. The digital signature confirms the digital identity of the file and the authenticity of the file owner. There is one condition though: once it's been digitally signed, the file as a whole must remain identical to the original.
Even the slightest change in the file results in the removal of the signature (e.g. converting WAV to MP3, or converting PNG to JPG, or any change in file size, resolution, audio or video bitrate, omission of some pages in a PDF file etc.), which implies the need to present the second level of protection - digital watermark.
The digital watermark is physically embedded in the file forming an integral part of the whole. No matter what happens to the watermarked file, the watermark remains intact.
Currently, digital watermarking stands out as the most reliable, professional and comprehensive way to protect your copyright and identify your work globally and securely.
* We will guide you through the process of watermarking guaranteed to preserve the integrity and ensure the authenticity of your files.
Each file that you watermark is accompanied by a certificate of ownership containing a cryptographic digital signature.
The unique, invisible and inaudible watermark will enable you to digitally safeguard your authorized work and intellectual property.
About Digital Watermarking
Digital watermarks help us globally and uniquely authenticate digital works that are sold, bought, listened to, read, watched or viewed. They also provide copyright protection for intellectual property in the digital world and provide users with access to publicly available information about the copyrighted work.
Our watermarking technique is by all means innovative and not similar to any existing technology.
The produced digital watermark is unobtrusive, invisible, inaudible and noiseless.
Watermark data is physically embedded in the file forming an integral part of the whole.
It is easy to use, reliable, robust and in no way impairs the quality of the original file.
The watermarked files are available for further distribution to all digital platforms, music stores, stock photo sites, video streaming services and online marketplaces. You can use them as evidence in legal disputes and litigation.
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In order to check how much we charge for using our digital watermarking tools, please request for quotation.
Are digital watermarks embedded virtually or physically?
Algorithms developed by our our company enable the physical embedding of digital stamps in files and we believe that this is the only way to properly manage the watermark process.
Algorithms that perform stamping according to the principle of determining the so-called "hash values" have a very limited practical use, while the algorithms we have developed do not limit such limitations.
Complete and comprehensive solutions for digital watermarks are definitely recommended.
After stamping, can we get our digitally stamped files back?
Once digitally stamped, the files can be downloaded and distributed further on.
Obtaining the appropriate "certificate of ownership" with a digital signature is also guaranteed.
The certificate should prove that you have stamped certain files at a certain point in time and it is available for public inspection and verification.
Files that you stamp by using our watermarking tools are available for further distribution to all digital platforms, PDF books and music stores, audio and video streaming services, stock photo sites and online marketplaces. You can use them as evidence in legal disputes and litigation.
As soon as you contact us, our team will walk you through the watermarking process with guaranteed preservation of the integrity and authenticity of your files. The unique, invisible and inaudible watermark will enable you to digitally sign your authorized work and protect your intellectual property.
What types of files can be digitally sealed?
All types of files can be digitally sealed, except that our watermark algorithms focus on works in the fields of music, photography and literature, because we consider these categories to be the most noteworthy.
Are digital seals available for public verification?
The file can be one of yours, or you could find it on the Internet and now you want to check its authenticity by extracting a digitally embedded watermark (if any).
If there's a need for verifying the validity of a digital signature or the authenticity of someone's certificate, it can easily be accomplished by sending us an inquiry and we'll do it for you.
Are there the same algorithms applied to all types of files?
When it comes to files from the same categories, the algorithm is the same, but the procedures vary a lot for files coming from different categories.
For example, extracting watermark data from audio files is mathematically much more accurate than extracting watermark data from images.
Video files are a combination of audio files and images and are certainly the most complex to watermark.
Things work differently for animated GIF files, as they are made up of moving images and are very exact by default. Same goes for PDF files and the corresponding watermarking algorithms, which makes it easier to handle both GIF images and PDF documents.
I have a verified YouTube channel. Do I have to digitally stamp my videos too?
To understand the need of watermarking the content you upload to YouTube, put yourself in the shoes of your channel visitors for a moment. You will notice the following:
1. There are some cases of verified channels over which the authors (i.e. performers, composers, bands, record labels etc.) have no control, so the published content does not guarantee its authenticity.
2. There are some instances of channels that have not been verified (not yet at least), but which we assume they are managed by the authors themselves. Still, we need a proof of it.
3. The channel has been verified and it has been confirmed that the content of the channel was provided by the author himself.
The question is, how can your channel subscribers be assured that the uploaded version of the motion picture, video clip, television show etc. is not a copy, but that it really comes from an authentic recording session (either in the studio or live, filmed by a movie camera or recorded by a video camera)?
An audio or video file could have been converted or edited five or six times before it's posted online and such a derivation certainly cannot be deemed an authentic version.
So, if you have your own verified YouTube channel, having your content digitally watermarked before its public release is more than welcome, for the sake of your channel's subscribers and your own sake too.
I have a verified Facebook/Twitter/Instagram profile. Do I have to digitally stamp the content that I post on my profile?
Everything we said about YouTube applies to social media as well.
You need to enable followers on social media to verify the authenticity of the content you post and provide them with a simple and reliable math tool to use in the verification process.
This is possible with the help of mathematical algorithms in the way we develop them. Other companies and developers may have other algorithms, but we as a company guarantee these ones.
Does a digital watermark mean the same thing as a digital signature?
Digital watermarking and digital signatures are two different things, but they are often misinterpreted as one and the same procedure.
True indeed, they have one important common goal and that is to provide evidence of the authenticity of a copyrighted work. Digital signing has one advantage, and that is the possibility of public verification, while stamping mainly depends on a certain database and mathematical calculation that is not publicly available.
Sealing, however, has one huge advantage over signatures that bring universality to the verification process.
The digital signature can only be applied to the original file and any further changes to that file in terms of conversion to another format (e.g. from PNG to JPG, VAV to MP3, MP3 to AVI, etc.), changes in resolution, bit rate, bit depth or size files, make the digital signature unusable. On the other hand, the implementation of digital sealing is not hindered by these obstacles (at least it refers to the algorithms we have developed).
It will not be a problem to remove the stamp from the watermark file even if the file changes the format, resolution or size.
For those who use our watermarking tools, the digital signature comes free of charge in the form of a certificate of ownership paired with the corresponding watermarked file.
Does a digital seal have to be invisible, inaudible and noiseless?
Speaking of the digital stamps produced by our watermarking tools, the answer is yes. Our watermarks are inconspicuous and invisible to the naked eye, while the human ear cannot hear them.
A watermark must not obstruct the original file in any way. Only a mathematical calculation can prove its existence and it must be available to anyone who wants to verify the authenticity of the seals built into the files.
The calculation is very complex, but it must be presented in such a way that is acceptable for everyone to understand how it works.
Can I have my digital seal embedded within a barcode?
A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode that contains a large amount of data and can be quickly and easily encoded, generated or created, as well as decoded, read or scanned.
Storing data within a barcode image is an easy and secure way to provide a potential customer with accurate information about a digital product.
Our free online app will help you create a QR code containing information about your product and the corresponding digital signature and get it distributed to your customers, resellers or affiliates.
Combining barcodes and digital fingerprints is by far the best way for you to put your products up for sale.
How secure and reliable is your database?
Data is permanently backed up and kept safe offline with the files being copied and archived and ready to be restored, if necessary.
We are also working on how to diversify our database through a blockchain and make it as publicly verifiable as possible.
If there's any additional noise to be added to the watermarked file, can the watermark data still be recognized (extracted) from such a noisy file?
It depends on the amount of noise added to the file.
The digital watermark must be built solid enough not to be affected by normal changes to the file.
If the original signal-to-noise ratio is significantly disturbed (that is to say, if the noise is set too high), the watermark recognition process will certainly be compromised.
If I am a member of a copyright organization, or an association of writers, photographers, musicians, or filmmakers, can I still have my works fingerprinted?
Absolutely. We even advise that the organizations and associations themselves should insist that the works approved by their members be digitally sealed. Furthermore, we recommend that the insertion of digital stamps become a legal obligation.