Cracking Down on Video Piracy

From BusinessWeek:

The pressure on Google to institute more aggressive copyright protections and policies is mounting. The latest heat emanates from social-networking site MySpace, which announced Feb. 12 that it is expanding the use of audio screening technology to block the uploading of unlicensed videos to its site. The company already uses “fingerprinting” technology licensed from content management company Audible Magic to filter out music owned by major labels.

In a statement, MySpace Chief Executive and co-founder Chris DeWolfe said the company’s action was intended to show its users, many of whom are musicians, that it respects their work and ownership rights.

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