Digital Fingerprinting: Test Your Knowledge of Online Forensics
by Staff
No, this quiz isn't about scanning fingerprints -- it's about Web technologies used to prevent copyright infringement and track your online identity. See how much you know.

Viacom sued this video site for content its users uploaded, including clips of popular shows like "Saturday Night Live" and "The Daily Show."

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Netflix

Digital fingerprinting is best at which of the following?

  • Preventing users from uploading copyrighted videos
  • Tracking peer-to-peer file sharing
  • Preventing video duplication

Digital fingerprinting works with:

  • Music files
  • Video files
  • Music and video files

Which of the following companies offers a digital fingerprinting system?

  • NBC Univesal
  • Copy Guard
  • Audible Magic

What does YouTube call its digital fingerprinting technology?

  • Copy Magic
  • CopySense
  • Video Identification

Why does YouTube employ digital fingerprinting technology?

  • YouTube doesn't like its users
  • To protect itself from lawsuits
  • To ensure only high quality videos are uploaded

Digital fingerprinting compares a sample of an audio or video clip to what to determine if it's copyrighted?

  • A file in a database
  • An exact duplicate
  • An index of all audio and video files on the Internet

How many audio and video files does Audible Magic have stored in its databases?

  • More than 1 million
  • More than 7 million
  • More than 11 million

What is the name of Audible Magic's digital fingerprinting service?

  • Copy Magic
  • Audio Guard
  • CopySense

True or false: digital fingerprinting inserts a tiny fingerprint into a file to track it.

  • True
  • False

Unlike fingerprinting, this technology modifies a media file to make it trackable or identifiable.

  • Flagging
  • Digital watermarking
  • Digital tagging

This smart phone app uses digital fingerprinting to listen to a song and identify it.

  • Kazaa
  • Music Tagger
  • Shazam

Digital fingerprinting can refer to a second form of technology other than copyright protection. What is it?

  • Internet tracking
  • Digital Rights Management
  • File sharing

The most basic element of tracking someone's identity on the Internet is this:

  • Computer name
  • Web browser
  • IP address

True or false: Digital fingerprinting only relies on your IP address to track your activities online.

  • True
  • False

What is one major proposed use of digital fingerprinting tracking technology?

  • Targeted advertising
  • Smart sites
  • Video blocks

Could digital fingerprinting be considered an invasion of privacy?

  • Yes
  • No

The digital fingerprinting of media files is completely helpless against this kind of video sharing:

  • Bittorent
  • DVD copying
  • Both

Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube was thrown out of court due to what law?

  • Digital Millenium Copyright Act
  • Web Safety Act
  • Corporate Compliance Act

True or false: Digital fingerprinting should work on a movie even if it was recorded with a video camera pointed at a movie screen.

  • True
  • False