A Japanese curation platform Naver Matome run by Next Library Corp. announced that they had introduced new copyright management system ‘Lisah‘ from November 29, 2017.
Naver Matome is curation platform which make users gather pieces of information like texts or images from other websites, summarize them as an article. Curation is the process of gathering and summarizing those information related to a particular topic or area of interest. People doing curation are called curators. Curators can easily make their content, because what they do is just collecting texts or images from other websites, and summarize it.
At the same time, all the curation platforms, and websites taken information by curators are suffering from copyright issues. Because most of curators don’t get permissions to use other websites’ texts or images in advance. Some companies has started to handle this issue. Some are observing their curated contents 24/7, some placed a button to hide contents immediately until it will be approved.
Next Library Corp., which is an affiliated company of LINE Corp. running very popular messenger service LINE, has started to install new copyright management system ‘Lisah’. Lisah’s AI(Artificial Intelligence) can detect images used unauthorizedly by curators with 96% possibility based on the registered images, even if they’re resized or retouched.
Some documents were required when somebody asked curation platform providers to remove the contents before Lisah’s introduction, but now Lisah can automatically remove them or put the caption or the source on them.