Google Announces New Copyright Monitoring Tool for YouTube

On Oct. 15th, Google Inc. announced the launch of “Youtube Video Identification.”  This tool allows copyright owners an effective means to easily identify their content and manage how it is made available on YouTube.According to a statement on the Official Google Blog, Youtube Video Identification “goes above and beyond” the company’s legal responsibilities. See the info on Youtube Video Identification here.

Some critics of the move, including Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based digital rights advocacy group, feel that this step was unnecessary, and that Google may have caved to the entertainment industry, in the face of the upcoming $1B Viacom lawsuit.  Read Public Knowledge’s excellent summary of the new Google system here.


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