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---- Google: YouTube Copyright Filter Almost Ready
engine - 11:21 am on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google is very near enacting a filtering service that would prevent copyright content from being uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube, according to CEO Eric Schmidt.
Schmidt made the comments to about 300 people at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas during a one-on-one interview with John Seigenthaler, the former reporter with NBC's Nightly News.
The new system, which he called Claim Your Content, will automatically identify copyright material so it can be removed. "We are very close to turning this on," Schmidt said.