YouTube To Use Video-Filtering System

Law360, New York (February 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Repeatedly attacked for posting copyrighted materials on its Web site, online video service YouTube has reportedly agreed to use a video-filtering system that will block video clips containing copyrighted materials.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Friday that YouTube, which is owned by Google Inc., has agreed to use Audible Magic Corp.’s licensed technology, which would allow the site to scan video clips to look for unique digital fingerprints and compare them with the ones stored in a database. If there is a match, the video...
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