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Friday, February 23, 2007

Google to filter YouTube videos

Due to recent complaints about piracy from various organizations, Google will start filtering videos and other content on YouTube for copyrighted materials.

Google will use technology from Los Gatos based Audible Magic to help them filter material. The system works by comparing the audio fingerprint of a video to a large database of copyrighted material.

Earlier this month, Viacom demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 videos, including clips of shows like SpongeBob Squarepants, posted on its site. NBC Universal and News Corp. also have requested that YouTube take down clips.

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