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".
YouTube to filter copyrighted content
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 27 2007 @ 11:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck