Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:20

PRS For Music Reveals MAPS

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PRSPRS For Music, a rights management organization, has just launched a new anti-piracy take-down program, called MAPS. the tool is set to revolutionize methods for handling copyright infringement.

PRS For Music has been working in partnership with The Publishers Association in order to develop a system, MAPS, that would locate unlicensed content and then generate a notice towards users to remove that content. PRS For Music's head of litigation, enforcement, and anti-piracy, Simon Bourn ensures the public that "The system will allow for a far greater number of infringements to be detected, reported and removed online". MAPS, in essence, will use cutting-edge technology to cut off instances of piracy directly at the source, which will allow the PRS For Music members to receive fair pay of their work.

While the program will be released by PRS For Music, and will initially only be available to a select number of publisher members, those members without access can contact the company for removal on infringements on their behalf. It has yet to be said whether or not the software will become available to other PROs.

Bourn is confident in the company's latest and greatest technological gain, and believes that "MAPS will deliver greater control and transparency to [their] members, allowing them to participate in content protection work". Which will not only appeal to their catalog of members, but also to others who will now have their attention turned to this technology, wondering if their chosen PRO has the same sort of monitoring program.

About PRS For Music:

PRS For Music is a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. They license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of its members and overseas societies, and distribute the resulting royalties to them fairly and efficiently. They promote and protect the value of copyright. You can visit their website to find out more.

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