YouTube Ready To Test “Fingerprinting” Video Tool

YouTube to test video ID with Time Warner, Disney from Reuters reports that Google’s YouTube is ready to begin testing their video fingerprinting tool on Time Warner and Walt Disney video content.

The tool will be ready for testing in a month and will help prevent copyrighted materials from making its way to YouTube. The tool will only allow such material to be uploaded to YouTube, if the copyright owners give their permission. If the initial test proves to be a success, YouTube hopes to launch the tool for any copyright holder by years end.

Here is a snapshot of our past coverage of the development of this tool:

- Google’s Schmidt: YouTube’s “Claim Your Content” Copyright Protection Service Nearly Ready from Apr. 17, 2007 - Google To Launch YouTube Content Identification System Soon from Feb. 22, 2007 - YouTube’s “Content Identification System” Delay May Hurt Google’s Plans from Jan. 2, 2007 - YouTube’s Growth Worries Media Giants from Dec. 19, 2006

You can find more coverage at Techmeme.

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

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