Sausalito, California — November 16, 2006 — Grouper, one of the fastest growing user-generated video communities on the Internet, announced today that it has partnered with Audible Magic to provide best-in-class content management and filtering technology for its website.

“Since we are connected to a major Hollywood studio, we are uniquely positioned to address the needs of content owners,” said Josh Felser, CEO and Co-Founder of Grouper. “This partnership will make it easier for us to grow our business.” Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired Grouper in August.

Audible Magic provides content management and anti-piracy services to many business, government and non-profit organizations through patented technology and one of the largest databases of copyrighted song “fingerprints” in the world. It will help Grouper monitor, track, manage, filter and monetize digital content on its website.

“Grouper is one of the first user-generated video sites to employ filtering technology, and it illustrates our determination to find new and better ways to give the public the ability to be as creative as they wish, while providing the best possible entertainment experience,” said Sean Carey, Executive Vice President, Digital Services and Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “By using Audible Magic’s cutting-edge technology, we’re providing solutions to content partners, such as giving them the right to determine what properties go online.”

Grouper, which is located in Sausalito, California, enables its members to watch, share and create video on the Web, desktop and connected devices and continues to be the leading innovator in the user-generated video space. Visit Grouper’s website at:

Grouper Contact

Jim Kennedy
SVP, Corporate Communications
Sony Pictures Entertainment
[email protected]

Audible Magic Corporation is the leading provider of content management and anti-piracy services. Its patented content identification technologies and extensive reference database of audio and video content enable the company to monitor, track, manage, filter and monetize multi-media digital content. The company’s core copyright-sensing technology, CopySense®, accurately identifies digital or broadcast media content based on the perceptual characteristics of the content itself. Built on a patented electronic fingerprinting process, the technology is robust, efficient, and massively scalable. Recognized throughout the music and video industry as the de factor leader in identification services, Audible Magic is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Its customers include Web 2.0 websites, CD/DVD replicators, peer-to-peer networking companies, internet service providers and universities, which span the media and entertainment industries, major business, governmental and educational institutions markets.

For more information, visit Audible Magic’s website at or contact:

Audible Magic Media & Analyst Inquiries

Jay Friedman
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
408-399-6405 x238
[email protected]