Spotify is in the process of acquiring a patent for a new Plagiarism Risk Detector And Interface technology. The tool should help prevent musicians and songwriters unwittingly infringing on existing copyrights and facing potential lawsuits and legal action. Lead sheets, which express a song’s unique chords, melody, and lyrics, are fed into an AI program that can then gauge how similar it is to other existing tracks in its database.
The new tool will detect similarities in real time, allowing artists to edit their compositions as the song itself is written, should there be any accidental similarity to an already existing release. Spotify’s Plagiarism Risk Detector And Interface Technology is a significant step forward in anti-plagiarism technologies, offering a more concise process and result than preexisting tools that rely only on melodies and sampling.