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YouTube, Time Warner, Disney Join in Copyright Protection Test

Jun 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

YouTube will begin testing a homegrown video protection technology with Time Warner and the Walt Disney Co. in about a month, according to published reports today.
The technology will scan video for copyrighted materials and then notify content owners, who can remove the video or leave it up as part of a revenue-sharing deal, Reuters reported.
The technology will be ready for testing in about a month.
The Google-owned video-sharing site has come under criticism for lagging in copyright protection tools. Viacom sued Google and YouTube for more than $1 billion in damages in March. Despite that, Google has not rushed into offering copyright protection tools.
At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in April, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Google was working on a system for YouTube called “Claim Your Content.”
(Editor: Horowitz)

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