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Google Anit-Piracy Tool Hits YouTube

Posted on 10.15.2007
Google has finally committed to protecting content producers from mass piracy on YouTube. Amid several complaints and a massive lawsuit from Viacom, Google has capitulated - but not without leaving the window open for copyrighted content. Content owners will be given the option to promote or even monetize these videos when they appear in YouTube's index, or they can simply block the videos.

"The best we can do is cooperate with copyright holders to identify videos that include their content and offer them choices about sharing that content," YouTube said of the new program.

Rumor has it that Viacom will likely now drop its lawsuit in response to Google's action.
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