Google to Launch YouTube Piracy Filter Today

Google Begins Offering New YouTube Piracy Fighter from CNNMoney reports Google will be announcing their YouTube video ID tool to help prevent content piracy, as soon as today.

The source of this information has not been disclosed, nor have any additional details. The source did say that Google would provide additional details this Monday.

Postscript: Google releases video filtering system from MercuryNews reports the tool is live now.

Postscript 2: The Google Blog posted details about the content id tool, which is named YouTube Video Identification Beta.

Dan King, a product manager at YouTube, said:

System works by creating a database full of abstract images of copyrighted videos that are then matched with videos that are uploaded to YouTube.

For past coverage of Google’s YouTube piracy issues see:

Related Topics: Channel: Video | Google: Legal | Google: YouTube & Video | Legal: Trademarks


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