MySpace has agreed to license Gracenote's technology to block unauthorized uploads of copyrighted music to its website:
While Gracenote isn't a household name, its technology is familiar to anyone who has copied music from a compact disc onto an iPod. Gracenote is used by Apple Computer's iTunes, RealNetworks' Rhapsody and other music services to instantly provide song titles and other information for music CDs.
Perhaps the most curious aspect of the MySpace-Gracenote pact is that it took so long for the News Corp. unit to put a serious filtering system in place. The deal comes eight months after MySpace reached an agreement with Vivendi's Universal Music Group to stream Universal music videos for its members.