May 12, 2014

New Tool Jointly Developed by CISC and HK Customs & Excise Dept to Fight Illegal Upload

Jointly developed with Center for Information Security and Cryptography (CISC), Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) deployed "Lineament Monitoring System I Plus (LMS-I Plus)" which uses web crawler technology to automatically detect and track down intellectual property infringement by file sharing through cyber-lockers.

The system automatically patrols popular discussion forums in 24 hours basis to search for suspicious file sharing posts which might involve potential piracy activities. Those collected piracy suspicious information will be automatically sent to customs officers for further investigation.

LMS-I Plus greatly increases the effectiveness of C&ED to fight illegal file sharing through cyber-locker on the Internet.