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MySpace to block unauthorized videos

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Feb 2007 14:50 User comments (9)

MySpace to block unauthorized videos Internet social-networking giant, MySpace, will block unauthorized videos that are subject to copyright using new software that will monitor the uploaded videos. The audio tracks of video content will be processed to identify possible unauthorized posting of copyrighted content. The move will ease tension between MySpace and several major content companies.
The software will be provided by Audible Magic, and will automatically analyze video as it is uploaded. If it is determined that the content may be subject to copyright, the software will "flag" the video for further review. MySpace is thought to be the second largest source of user-generated video content behind YouTube.

"For MySpace, video filtering is about protecting artists and the work they create," said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and chief executive of MySpace. "MySpace is dedicated to ensuring that content owners, whether large or small, can both promote and protect their content in our community."

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9 user comments

113.2.2007 15:39

Quote:
"MySpace is dedicated to ensuring that content owners, whether large or small, can both promote and protect their content in our community."
How can you promote your content if you cant even upload it without having it removed in a matter of days?
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213.2.2007 22:05

I still don't see how they can monitor embedded clips.
Who even cares about watching videos on MySpace? There are thousands of sites now that have much better unedited content!

314.2.2007 4:56
webe123
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The post above is absolutely right.....myspace and youtube are junk compared to what you can get off of newsgroups! Who cares if they go under? That is what is going to happen when they start to filter content!

414.2.2007 7:06

I dont think so most ppl use Myspace for dating not to watch videos. Im just saying tho...

514.2.2007 14:29

This is just more unneeded red tape for no aparrent reasoning.

615.2.2007 12:03

Originally posted by borhan9:
This is just more unneeded red tape for no aparrent reasoning.

more like BS to make it more annoying to put stuff on My space and since my space is part of the horde now they wont really enforce it anyway kinda like youtube.

715.2.2007 15:04

Originally posted by veyron:
I still don't see how they can monitor embedded clips.
Who even cares about watching videos on MySpace? There are thousands of sites now that have much better unedited content!

true, but myspace is free-newsgroups you have to pay a monthly fee for unless your ISP offers free service

815.2.2007 15:10

Quote:
Originally posted by veyron:
I still don't see how they can monitor embedded clips.
Who even cares about watching videos on MySpace? There are thousands of sites now that have much better unedited content!

true, but myspace is free-newsgroups you have to pay a monthly fee for unless your ISP offers free service
much like youtube its somewhere between their staff and the filter and complaints ,but mostly its like a metal siv only with with a large hole in the bottom,they can stop some of it but they will never stop all of it,its like DRM and backing up stuff only alot cheaper for them..

916.2.2007 10:10

How on EARTH can software monitor what is uploaded and determine what is in it? Unless, somehow, some information has been imbedded in broadcast TV and recorded video that we weren't aware of. I suppose it could check if someone uploaded something with Macrovision still in it, but, most wouldn't WANT to see that kind of blinking video.

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