Back in February I wondered about public tests of watermarking survivability besides the well-known SDMI related tests. Joe Winograd, CTO of watermarking company Verance, emailed the following information:
There have been 5 competitive, independent audio watermark technology evaluations held to date -- a list is provided at the bottom of the "Technology" page on Verance's web site here.Of these, only one (JASRAC/CISAC/BIEM's STEP 2001) has distributed the results publicly. An archived announcement of the results is here. The three part report is available here, here, and here.Of the others, IFPI's MUSE results were distributed only to the member companies, 4C's results were provided only to SDMI, and SDMI's reports were distributed to the 200 member companies.There have been 2 competitive, independent, commercial, video watermark evaluations held that I am aware of (both under the auspices of the DVD CCA) but we did not participate and I don't think any results were publicly released.
Best, - Joe