New York & Auckland, New Zealand (February 10, 2005)–VeriTouch is scheduled to release vNET, the world’s first biometrically-encrypted and accessed P2P network incorporating VeriTouch’s patent-pending Personal Encryption. vNET will offer music, film, video and video game production companies, artists and executives VeriTouch’s advanced biometric encryption and user authentication for the transfer of music, video and video game properties during production and in pre-release stages to prevent piracy.
vNET will also include the world’s first biometric watermark technology, bioMARK, which embeds biometric forensic information into files secured and exchanged over the P2P network.
The company also announced that world-renowned technologist David McNab of Auckland, New Zealand, has joined VeriTouch as its chief technology architect. McNab, inventor of Freemail, the first encrypted messaging system for Freenet, and the encrypted instant messaging client PSST, is a world expert in the implementation of web-based systems to protect the anonymity and security of individuals and data, and will support the delivery of VeriTouch’s new solutions for the secure transfer of valuable entertainment properties during production and pre-release.
McNab stated, “If piracy continues unchecked, then the financial incentive for creating high-end material is destroyed, which is a loss for humanity. But if the Big Media oligopoly asserts too much control over the flow of media, at the expense of consumers and independent producers, humanity also loses. ‘Digital Rights Management’–or as less affectionately termed in the field, ‘Digital Repression Management’–has proven to be an expensive and counter-productive arms race which ultimately serves no one, and as a technology, is now obsolete.”