Google Introduces YouTube Copyright Protection Tool

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an effort to assuage the angry claims of copyright holders, Google Inc. said Thursday that it is building a tool that will allow television and film studios to remove copyrighted video clips more quickly from YouTube.

“Google is building a tool called Claim Your Content that allows publishers to automate the take-down process,” said Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

“It is not a filtering system and doesn’t block downloads… it makes it much quicker for us to remove copyrighted content,” Schmidt told investors, analysts and reporters...
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