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Video Content Filtering

Posted on 5.13.2007
MySpace will be enhancing their copyright protection tools with a new system that will prevent users from reposting videos that are copyright-protected.  Based on content protection measures based on Audible Magic technology, when MySpace is informed that a user has posted unauthorized video content onto the site, MySpace will remove the video and then create a digital fingerprint of the video content and add it to the copyright filter based on the audio. If another user tries to post the removed content, the filtering system will recoginize the similarity and block it from appearing.

Via CNet's News.com
: Aptly titled "Take Down Stay Down," the new feature is a content protection measure based on Audible Magic technology. The company says this will ensure that video content that has been pulled from MySpace member profiles at the request of copyright holders cannot be re-posted.

"We have created this new feature to solve a problem that has long frustrated copyright holders and presented technical challenges to service providers," said Michael Angus, executive vice president and general counsel for Fox Interactive Media--the division of parent company News Corp. that includes MySpace--in a statement Friday.
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