Wednesday, June 13, 2007

YouTube to Test Copyright Screening Technology

YouTube LogoYouTube has long been accused for helping Internet users to distribute copyrighted materials which resulted in $1billion claimed in multiple law suits from various copyright holders so far. To tackle this, YouTube will start its initiative to solve the problem by testing new video identification technology with Time Warner and the Walt Disney Company that will identify copyrighted material as it is uploaded in one months time.

The technology behind is basically to scan for unique attributes in video clips that identify them as being copyrighted material. Media companies are then notified of the infringing material and are given the choice between having the video removed or keep it up as part of a revenue-sharing deal with YouTube.

[Via TechCrunch]

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