YouTube copyright protection system coming soon

April 17, 2007

Apparently Google is very near to launching a filtering service that would prevent copyright content from being uploaded to YouTube, CEO Eric Schmidt said yesterday.

The new system, which he called Claim Your Content, will automatically identify copyright material so that it can be removed. Judging from that it would seem copyright owners will have to go to YouTube to register and stake their claim to the content before it is removed, if I’m correct in that assertion that may not be enough for copyright owners.

Schmidt said that they are ‘very close’ to turning the functionality on…

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