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YouTube Hints At New Technology In Copyright Suit

Law360 (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawyer for YouTube Inc. told a federal judge that the Google Inc.-owned company plans to have a system that prevents users from uploading copyright-protected content to its popular video-sharing Web site by the end of the year, a YouTube spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

Such technology, which theoretically stops infringing material from appearing on the site, could prove crucial to answering plaintiffs' claims that YouTube has failed to take sufficient steps to prevent the posting of copyrighted material in violation of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act....
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