MySpace Launches Video-Filtering Service

Law360, New York (February 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- After suffering a myriad of entertainment industry lawsuits over copyrighted contents on its site, online networking portal MySpace.com said Monday that it would experiment with a video-filtering system that will block clips containing copyrighted materials.

Using technology licensed from Audible Magic Corp., MySpace can now scan video clips to look for unique digital fingerprints and compare them with ones stored in a database. If there is a match, the video can be blocked from appearing on MySpace user sites.

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