Google: YouTube Filtering System Still Coming Soon

Jul 28th, 2007 | By | Category: General, Streaming Video, Video

Google said Friday that its long-promised content filtering system to combat piracy was coming soon.

Google made the announcement at a hearing Friday in the billion dollar copyright-infringement lawsuit that Viacom filed against Google. Google attorney Philip S. Beck told the judge the company was working “very intensely” on a video recognition technology. According to the attorney, the technology will be a sophisticated as fingerprint technology used by the FBI, and will be rolled out in the fall.

Google has had a massive ongoing issue with content being illegally posted to YouTube, and has said that it intends to provide tools to streamline the process of identifying illegally posted videos. Other sites, like MySpace, have had similar problems and have introduced content filtering systems.

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