YouTube to filter copyrighted content

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 27 2007 @ 11:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
YouTube has reportedly reached a deal to automatically screen content with new software from Audible Magic to filter copyrighted videos.
YouTube first announced that it would be working on a content filtering system in September.

When the systems were not in place by January, and pirated videos remained plentiful on the site, media companies began to demand that YouTube and parent company Google manually remove hundreds of thousands of copyrighted clips.

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt was quoted last week as saying that content filtering was among the company's highest priorities and that a system was "going to roll out very soon".

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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