Content recognition on YouTube and MySpace

The New York Times reports (login required) on Audible Magic signing a deal with MySpace to provide video recognition software so MySpace can appease content owners by eliminating unlicensed copyright content from appearing on the site. covers how YouTube is late in delivering content recognition and will only offer it to companies with distribution deals with YouTube; described by an unnamed source as a

mafia shakedown

The article talks about the positions being taken as prepartation for negotiation. There is a current trend in this space for companies to be very public in explaining where they are coming from. Viacom ordered 100,000 videos be pulled off YouTube and then within days inked a deal with Joost.

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