Digital Watermarking Alliance Grows to 17 Members

Launched one year ago, the Digital Watermarking Alliance has grown by 40 percent and expanded its international footprint with the addition of DataMark Technologies, Gibson, ISAN-IA, MarkAny and Widevine Technologies

Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 26, 2007 — The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA), an international group of industry leading companies involved in commercializing digital watermarking solutions, today announced the DWA has grown by 40 percent since its founding one year ago, bringing the total number of DWA members to 17 organizations from around the world.

The five new member companies are: DataMark Technologies (Singapore), Gibson (U.S.), ISAN-IA (Switzerland), MarkAny (South Korea) and Widevine Technologies (U.S.).

“The Digital Watermarking Alliance has had an incredible first year, growing from 12 founding companies to 17 organizations serving the commercial and government markets with proven digital watermarking applications and products,” said John Utley, vice chairman of the DWA. “We are pleased to expand the membership and international representation in the Alliance with DataMark Technologies, Gibson, ISAN-IA, MarkAny and Widevine and look forward to working with these innovative companies as we continue creating awareness for the value of digital watermarking in the various commercial and government markets.”

For more information on the member companies of the Digital Watermarking Alliance, please visit:

Digital watermarks can identify copyrighted content and associated rights, during and after distribution, to determine copyright ownership and facilitate rights management policy while enabling innovative new content distribution and usage models. Digital watermarks are broadly deployed with billions of watermarked objects and hundreds of millions of watermark detectors in the market, supporting various commercial and government applications. For more information about the Digital Watermarking Alliance, please visit:

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About the Digital Watermarking Alliance
The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA) is an international alliance of industry leading companies that deliver valuable digital watermarking technology and solutions to a broad range of customers and markets around the world. Member companies include Cinea, Inc., a Dolby company (NYSE:DLB), DataMark Technologies, Digimarc (Nasdaq: DMRC), GCS Research, Gibson, ISAN-IA, Jura, MarkAny, MediaGrid, Media Science International, Philips Electronics, Signum, Teletrax (Nasdaq: MDLK), Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS), Verance, Verimatrix, and Widevine Technologies. For more information, please visit