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Google says anti-piracy tools are high priority

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2007 16:25 User comments (6)

Google says anti-piracy tools are high priority Google Inc. is attempting to ease tension between its YouTube service and several content providers that have complained in the past about user uploaded content. Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday, that the company will soon offer anti-piracy technology to copyright holders. "We are definitely committed to offering copyright protection technologies," Schmidt said.
"It is one of the company's highest priorities," he added. "We just reviewed that issue about an hour ago, It is going to roll out very soon ... It is not far away." The tools will help copyright holders identify illegally uploaded content on the YouTube site, but for now, they are only being offered as part of licensing talks.

Schmidt declined to give a time frame for when the technology will be available. "It is not some product you can just build and leave alone," he said. News Corp.'s MySpace will also offer its own version of anti-piracy tools soon, but will offer the services for free.

Several days ago, a spokesman for Viacom Inc. said that YouTube's "proposition that they will only protect copyrighted content if there's a business deal in place is unacceptable." Viacom recently demanded that YouTube remove 100,000 videos after a deal between the two collapsed. Viacom then went on to strike a deal with Joost instead.

Source:
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6 user comments

122.2.2007 22:58
duckNrun
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So they turn down what is arguably one of, if not, the most recognized video site for another one called....what???

I'm not all into you tube by any means but I don't even know who joost is.

Sounds like Viacom is biting their nose off to spite their face. Walk away from the money of YOu Tube and Google for some minor player... as if this is going to stop people from sharing the clips and videos that they record off the, ahem, public airwaves.

223.2.2007 5:44

duckNrun
there going to destroy themselfs with nazistic protections,then the consumers will become pirates and the corporations will launch their black booted forces across the world to fight the new age of pirates.

I hope google dose not try and block key words for cracks and other gray/black area stuff that would really be the day google dies...

323.2.2007 11:10

removing copywrited material is as high a priority for youtube as ending the iraq war is for dick chenys pension

423.2.2007 11:46

Originally posted by georgeluv:
removing copywrited material is as high a priority for youtube as ending the iraq war is for dick chenys pension
I don't think Google can afford all the court issues the media mafia will bring.

523.2.2007 13:22

I feel this is going to be a long battle for Google.

623.2.2007 13:28

Originally posted by borhan9:
I feel this is going to be a long battle for Google.
Pretty much the media mafia is demanding a high toll on everyone because they cant shift to a new business model and lower their overhead.....cocaine and burnable 100$ bills are costly.......

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