As millions of web pages are created every day, IP protection is an ever-growing concern for content creators. While most folks associate IP protection with things like music and movies, these are not the only types of content that need to be protected. Monotype Imaging uses IP protection services to track the usage of font types across the web.
In order to assist its IP protection services, Monotype uses 80legs to run incredibly large scans of the web. These scans crawl across tens of thousands of popular domains and identify the location of fonts on the web pages of these domains. 80legs uses a proprietary algorithm, provided by Monotype and converted to an 80app, to check these files and extract metadata from them. Using this information, Monotype can essentially run a gigantic data collection survey of how and where particular fonts are used on the web.
The web crawl run by 80legs processes 80 million URLs in about 2 days and updates its findings on a monthly basis, though it could update more frequently if necessary. This kind of powerful web crawling enables Monotype to stay up to date and gives them unsurpassed competitive and customer intelligence.
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