Online Document Identification and Protection for Digital Content Publishers

Publishers today face a growing and complex ecosystem for distributing their content online. Digimarc is the leading service provider in digital asset identification and protection, offering publishers insight into where, when, and how their content is being shared online.


Digital Publishing is a Growing Business

Digital publishing markets are growing worldwide as publishers and consumers alike continue to drive online adoption. Individual unit sales across every type of publishing model are growing year over year as online content and consumption becomes more accessible.

The rise in digital publishing also comes with a rise in content misuse, fraud, and piracy. Brands and content publishers face increasingly sophisticated schemes and are constantly challenged to find new methods of managing and protecting assets online. Increasing competition for consumer attention, challenges in driving new content discovery, as well as consumer price sensitivities create an environment ripe for piracy and diversion.

Digimarc has a long history of serving publishing companies. We work with the world’s leading publishers, brands, and content creators. We are the leading asset protection provider for e-books and digital documents online, and over 90% of our customer base are publishers.

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A Snapshot of the Digital Publishing Industry

By 2025, the US is expected to only have 88 million e-book consumers. By 2025, Europe is expected to have 130 million e-book consumers. By 2025, China is expected to have 354 million e-book consumers.
According to Statista, global e-book revenue is forecasted to rise from $14.7 billion in 2020 to $17.7 billion by 2025. Global e-book adoption is forecasted to rise at an annualized rate of 5.4% until 2025. The estimated number of e-books sold in the United States in 2019 is 336 million units.
Consumers show preference for digital channels due to: space savings, cost savings and mobile libraries. Publishers support online categories due to cost savings benefits in printing, sales logistics and logistics.

Common Problems We Help Our Customers Solve

Identifying leaked or pirated document sources

Automating legal takedown notices to sites, hosts, and search engines

Identifying new litigation targets

Efficiently compiling infringement data in support of litigation

Digimarc Offers Two Enterprise Solutions to Serve Digital Publishing’s Content Identification and Protection Needs

The Digimarc Platform makes content identification and protection online more efficient and effective through the use of our key forensic offerings focused on document publishing: Piracy Intelligence and Digimarc Barcode for Digital Documents. These powerful standalone solutions are even more effective when combined, allowing digital publishers to detect, authenticate, and enforce rights of documents found online, in addition to identifying the source of leaks.

Digimarc Piracy Intelligence

  • Comprehensive public web search for digital document assets based on top-level metadata (e.g. Title, Author)
  • Legal takedown (DMCA) notices sent to website, host, CDN, and monitored for compliance
  • Delisting all piracy and phishing found from Google, Bing, and Yahoo search
  • Industry leading antipiracy reporting portal
  • Machine and human review of all potential document matches found via search
  • Service requires only top-level metadata (e.g. ONIX or flat-file lists of Title, Author, etc.) in order to onboard and perform work
  • Customers and authors can report suspected piracy directly to Digimarc for immediate action
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Service highly configurable based on publisher needs
  • Piracy Intelligence reporting portal
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Digimarc Barcode for Digital Documents

  • Imperceptible Digimarc Barcode applied throughout documents
  • PDF and ePub document file formats supported
  • Unique Enterprise ID added to every enhanced document, plus optional Transaction IDs by channel or user
  • Works seamlessly with existing document Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Digimarc IDs are machine readable
  • Browser Based Document Enhancement & Reading Tools Document encoding options
  • On-premise API
  • LSC Communications Harvest Distribution platform
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Publishing Organizations We Commonly Work With

Trade Publishing Houses

Market Research Firms

Academic & University Presses


Standards Development Organizations

Comics & Manga Publishers

Financial Analysis Reporting Agencies

Government Agencies

Digimarc Works with the World's Leading Publishers

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Our Partner Network Makes it Even Easier to Use Digimarc Within Your Existing Workflows

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

“With everyone moving online and e-commerce rising, we’re seeing yet another increase in piracy and phishing schemes. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Digimarc on our side, working collaboratively with Cognella to ensure our titles are protected and students who purchase their materials online can do so safely and confidently.” – Bassim Hamadeh, CEO, Cognella


“We syndicate our antipiracy needs with Digimarc. They have proved to be a valued partner, and we trust them to service our wide and varied ecosystem of piracy intelligence needs.” – Arnaud Robert, Group General Counsel, Hachette Livre Group


Digimarc Barcode for Digital Documents

Protect and identify documents throughout the online ecosystem.

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Digimarc Piracy Intelligence

Gain insight into where, when, and how piracy of e-books and digital documents occurs online.

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