RE: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler

From: Rosemary Nolan <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:36:16 +0100

Dear Ben,


Jeremy is no longer able to make a conference call today, please advise
of your availability for later this week - Jeremy will come back to you
with regards to the details of the conference call.



Kind regards



Rosemary Nolan

Team Secretary



10 Piccadilly




Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7952

Fax: +44 (0)20 7878 6832




From: Ben Grodsky []
Sent: 13 April 2007 16:04
To: Rosemary Nolan
Cc: Randy Saaf; Jay Mairs; Mumith Ali; Amaechi L. Okonko
Subject: Re: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler



MediaDefender still has not been provided any information regarding the
specific subject matter of this phone call. We would need this
information in order to plan properly who should be available for the
phone call. Is this a technical phone call? An implementation phone
call? A business terms phone call? A phone call regarding some legal
issue? A phone call regarding something else altogether? We have experts
in different fields and wouldn't want to waste IFPI's time being
unprepared on the call because that individual was not available to
field your questions?


----- Original Message -----
From: Rosemary Nolan <>
To: Ben Grodsky
Cc: Randy Saaf; Jay Mairs; Mumith Ali <>
Sent: Wed Apr 11 00:21:53 2007
Subject: RE: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler

Dear Ben,

Further to your recent email correspondence with Jeremy Banks, please
advise of your availability to participate in a conference call during
week commencing 16 April.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Kind regards

Rosemary Nolan
Team Secretary

54 Regent Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7952
Fax: +44 (0)20 7878 6832

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Banks
Sent: 11 April 2007 06:47
To: ''
Cc: ''; ''; Mumith Ali;
Rosemary Nolan
Subject: Re: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler

Hi Ben

Thanks for your note, I have cc'd Rosie on this note so she can arrange
a call to discuss.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Grodsky <>
To: Jeremy Banks; Mumith Ali
CC: Randy Saaf <>; Jay Mairs
Sent: Wed Apr 11 04:48:38 2007
Subject: RE: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler

Jeremy or Mo,

We were wondering whether you've had time to consider the below. Please
let us know your thoughts.



From: Ben Grodsky
Sent: Wed 21-Mar-07 20:43
Cc: Randy Saaf; Jay Mairs
Subject: MediaDefender Proposal: Web Crawler

 Jeremy and Mo,

Per our previous conversation, outlined herein is MediaDefender's
proposed method to gather and transmit information to the IFPI about
illegal website sources for musical tracks.

* Data Collection: MediaDefender will search Google (
for known keywords in order to generate a list of websites leading to
mp3 files, using both an Automated and Human approach. While
MediaDefender will endeavor to develop automated tools, so that a high
volume of searching can be accommodated, MediaDefender recognizes the
inherent limitations in a fully automated system and will rely heavily
on human input.

        * Automated

                        * That list will then be a Focused List of
sites ("Focus List") that MediaDefender iterates through at a high rate
for additional known keywords.
                        * MediaDefender's system will be able to
iterate through a list of over 20,000 key words, provided by IFPI.

                * Human

                        * MediaDefender Data Analysts ("Data
Analysts") will also search High Priority keywords ("High Priority")
several times daily, taking special note to update the Focus List as new
sites generate online chatter/buzz.
                        * Data Analysts will be advanced to user
verification systems, or other tests designed to circumvent automated
website parsing, to facilitate thorough searching on more advanced

* Reporting: MediaDefender will report to Customer via an XML feed to
Customer's specifications. Said feed will include the artist, album,
source website, time, date and verify the link was accessible at the
time crawled.

Please let us know what your thoughts about this proposal are.


Ben Grodsky
Director of Operations
MediaDefender, Inc.
W: 310.956.3355 M: 323.394.6637
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