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YouTube expects anti-piracy tech in September

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2007 20:04 User comments (11)

YouTube expects anti-piracy tech in September YouTube hopes recognition technology will be in place in September to stop the posting of copyrighted videos on the popular website, a lawyer told a judge presiding over copyright lawsuits on Friday.
Philip S. Beck, told U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton in Manhattan that YouTube was working "very intensely and cooperating" with major content providers on a video recognition technology as sophisticated as fingerprint technology the FBI uses.

He said the company believes the new technology goes way beyond what the law requires to stop copyright infringement.

Lawyers for plaintiffs in the two lawsuits said they welcomed any improvement that would end alleged infringement of their copyrights but believed YouTube should have acted sooner.

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., a lawyer for Viacom International Inc., said it will take the next year to identify the extent of infringement that continues to happen on "a very massive scale."

"Perhaps the filtering mechanism will help. If so, we'll be very grateful for that," he said. He added "they acknowledge rampant activity and haven't done anything to stop it."

Source: Yahoo News

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11 user comments

127.7.2007 21:17

well folks there goes you tube. the only thing that made you tube good was the supposed copy righted materials. Americas falling into the coperate shitter and there nothing anybody can do about it. calling this country America is a disgrace, Anymore

227.7.2007 21:39

Can you tell me something if you change something in a video just slightly like the background music or cut it and splice it is it still there copyrighted or is it now ok too be put on you tube after they do this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRafnyJ8anE

Since I changed this slightly is it legal or illegal too post it.

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328.7.2007 0:23

Quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRafnyJ8anE

Since I changed this slightly is it legal or illegal too post it.


It's illegal. But while YouTube flushes down the toilet, like the hydra, it sprouts about a hundred baby video websites. But hey, the place is easy to upload a video to, so that lets dweebs have fun with kittens, bunnies, and a toy vid cam.

428.7.2007 3:36
webe123
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Well come September, I think that youtube will become like the "old" Napster..only having a handful of people on it at a time, while everyone else goes to other places.

I seriously doubt that it was "home movies" that made youtube as popular as it has become.

I also doubt it will stay as popular as it is, when the new technology gets put into place. So the bigwigs that own it better think again if they think this move is going to INCREASE their profits...it will certianly DECREASE them...I can tell you that.

Then they will realize too late... like the original Napster... that they made a stupid move. But that is just par for the course for a corporation.

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528.7.2007 7:58

im not so sure filtering technology is going to work that well. that means for them to effectively filter ALL copywritten material they will have to have a MASSIVE database with EVERY COPYWRITTEN WORK KNOWN TO MAN in it, and every time someone uploads a video it will have to be scanned by EVERY "fingerprint" to find the match and reject the upload. i just dont see this happening. what i can see happening is that youtube will become a few degrees harder than it is now to upload a copywritten work to. people will change the colors a hue or shade, people will alter the video or audio, i think a filtering system can be beat. and we all know how youtube LOVES to do what media companies tell them too, i wouldnt be surprised if youtube purposefully makes it less than effective. they said they would have this technology over a year ago, but they purposefully drug their heels. i think that the filtering system will work, but only for the most popular tv shows and movies and whatnot, lesser known works they wont bother with because they will have a load on their plate just with the popular stuff.

628.7.2007 15:01

Your suggesting YOUTUBE could possibly blowing smoke up the **AA's asses? (GASP) I'm shocked.
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It's not like most of the **AA big wigs know lots about computers and all...and DRM has been soooo effective at protecting DVD's from pirates...:S

728.7.2007 15:35

Its great to see at least YouTube trying to fix the issue at hand. Give them time and they will probably come up with something.

828.7.2007 18:23

what site has better video qauilty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHe0-0zYb7I
(yes I know the editing sucks as dose the song)

I need to work on what I am doing with it but still whats the better choice I want to switch before I get to use to youtube LOL

928.7.2007 23:52

Perhaps AFTERDAWN could keep a running track of all the new video outlets with ratings and what is 'safe' to upload to them?
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Just an idea

1029.7.2007 5:06

Originally posted by borhan9:
Its great to see at least YouTube trying to fix the issue at hand. Give them time and they will probably come up with something.
this will def hurt youtube. i also only watch youtube for funny clips of family guy simpsons etc. if all these clips are gone who the hell is going to watch home videos???????

who watches whole movies on youtube anyways??? if this technology works prob 90% of the content would be deleted, what good are you then Youtube. Bye bye youtube, hope $1,600,000,000 was worth it!!!

1129.7.2007 7:49

Originally posted by craftyzan:
Perhaps AFTERDAWN could keep a running track of all the new video outlets with ratings and what is 'safe' to upload to them?
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Just an idea
thats a great idea, there are so many of them these days, new ones pop up by the hour. it could be a separate site that is onyl dedicated to video hosting sites, like vcdq.com but for youtubes. who wants to make one with me?

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