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MySpace to Filter Out Unauthorized Recordings

Oct 30, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Leading video destination MySpace plans to implement a music content filtering system from Gracenote designed to keep unauthorized recordings off the site, the companies announced today.

The deal is the latest move in a quickly growing whitewash of video-sharing sites as they aim to expunge unauthorized content from their pages. YouTube recently removed 30,000 videos from Japan that were unauthorized and also struck deals with several music labels to ensure that music videos used on the site are copyright protected.

MySpace will use the Gracenote technology to review all music audio recordings uploaded by members and block them if the files violate copyright.

Sites such as MySpace and YouTube have built their huge traffic numbers in part on the unauthorized content that users upload.