New YouTube, MySpace Technology Sparks Debate

Law360, New York (May 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hoping to fight off copyright infringement claims, two of the Web's leading targets—YouTube and MySpace—have recently unveiled new technology designed to help copyright holders prevent unauthorized content from being posted on the sites. But is the technology enough to protect the sites from further lawsuits?

Google, which is in the midst of a $1 billion copyright suit filed by Viacom Inc., has announced that it will soon implement a feature which will automate the removal of infringing videos from YouTube. Google CEO Eric E. Schmidt has...
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