My company has created unique audio fingerprinting system that we use to detect music and advertisements on radio and TV (among other uses). So far, we are used to dodging all requests for database creation since we are not sure where we are allowed to use music to create fingerprints or not.
So we leave our system opened and transfer that issue to end users, who upload their music and get reports for it.
What is proper take on this? Just few notes:
- we have tools to extract fingerprints from on-line radio streams and other recorded materials, and we don't have to use original sources
- we would be happy to pay for ONE use of audio of the song
- we can not use any other existing fingerprint database, since our is proprietary. Hm, how do others solve that issue?
Any concrete information on that?