The industry that produces video material for online consumption has historically been susceptible to piracy as well as the unauthorised use of its products. Screen recording, sometimes known as “cam-version,” is one of the most prevalent methods that video footage is stolen and distributed illegally. The danger posed by this kind of piracy has only multiplied many times over in these modern times, when the vast majority of new movie releases are being done on over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Using either a screen-recording programme or a camera, it is possible to secretly capture and save content that is found on the internet. The recording of premium copyrighted content without permission can be prevented or minimised in a number of different ways. One of these approaches is the use of digital watermarking.
When it comes to protecting content from being captured on screen, multi-DRM encryption is typically the method that is considered to be the most effective and reliable. However, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox that have software level Widevine DRM cannot be protected by multi-DRM solutions alone. It is possible to stop browsers from recording your screen by using a separate anti-capturing solution that checks to see whether any recording software is running in the background whenever DRM-protected content is being played. There are a number of anti capturing solution that can also assist in preventing screen recording that makes use of remote or virtual environments.
If you don’t support browsers that can be exploited for screen recording, it’s another technique to stop someone from recording your screen. On the other hand, end customers who are more accustomed to certain browsers could find that this alternative is not as easy for them. In order to get around this problem, you can restrict the resolution of the content that is served on them in order to reduce the amount of harm that is caused by leaks.
Illicit recordings of content can also be made with the use of an external camera or camcorder. This form of pirating content cannot be stopped by DRM solutions, and the problem is made worse by sophisticated recording equipment that can record video playback at high resolutions. Utilizing a system that employs visible watermarking is still another method that may be utilised to prevent the content from being recorded from the screen. The screen will show either the user ID of the person accessing the service or the IP address of the device being used by the client for it to function properly. In addition to displaying the user information on the screen, it can also help prevent illegal information from being leaked. The sole shortcoming of this technique is that it may detract from the overall user experience, although this drawback is easily remedied through the use of video editing software.
Copyright violations that are caused by cam recording can be remedied with the use of forensic watermarking, which is a more sophisticated method. Within the context of this method, user information is embedded within video frames and cannot be deleted in any way, not even by re-encoding, not even by adjusting the aspect ratio, and not even by filtering.