Monday, July 30th 2007

YouTube to Check for Illegal Videos Using Digital Fingerprints

Google will begin massive copyright filtering on Youtube, the company it now owns, in September.

Google lawyer Philip S. Beck described the system as a recognition technology that would rely on digital fingerprints that copyright holders would provide to YouTube to help filter out illegal uploads. Once the fingerprint is in the system, YouTube’s software would be able to recognize and remove it within a minute or two.

Google says that it hopes that its new software would end the complaints – and litigation – from companies such as Viacom.Source: DailyTech
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17 Comments on YouTube to Check for Illegal Videos Using Digital Fingerprints

#2
ex_reven
by: tkpenalty
This world is decaying :(
I disagree.
And if it has, its not the results of upholding copyright law.
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#3
Zero Cool
so if there is no figerprint scanner in hte area, you cant be a member of youtube? huh?
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#4
Ben Clarke
No, it means like the start of a song maybe, it takes a few the binary from it and tries to match it with the uploaded files audio track. If there's a match, poof, the files gone.
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#5
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
by: Zero Cool
so if there is no figerprint scanner in hte area, you cant be a member of youtube? huh?
LOL! What? I hope your joking!?
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#6
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
This will never work, because the original source will be changed when converted to another format ie converting a DVD to DivX

This may stop a few illegal vids etc, but it wont stop them all.....it just sounds like scare tactics to me ;)
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#7
ex_reven
by: HookeyStreet
This will never work, because the original source will be changed when converted to another format ie converting a DVD to DivX

This may stop a few illegal vids etc, but it wont stop them all.....it just sounds like scare tactics to me ;)
Communism worked in THEORY right :p?
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#8
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
by: ex_reven
Communism worked in THEORY right :p?
Dont get all political on me m8 :D
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#10
lemonadesoda
It is possible to "fingerprint" and survive a format change. Unlike a jpg "watermark", the fingerprint works over time... and recognises changes in the picture, not actual pixels.

An analogy is to think about the "rhythm" in music. You can change the pitch, change the quality of recording, even change the instruments, but the "song" and the "beat" are still recognisable.
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#11
mdm-adph
by: HookeyStreet
This will never work, because the original source will be changed when converted to another format ie converting a DVD to DivX

This may stop a few illegal vids etc, but it wont stop them all.....it just sounds like scare tactics to me ;)
Thank goodness for them that not all retards who upload copyrighted videos to YouTube are smart enough to do format changes.

Google knows it's not perfect, but if it works well enough to get Viacom to piss off and STFU, the there's nothing wrong with it.
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#12
surfsk8snow.jah
by: mdm-adph
Thank goodness for them that not all retards who upload copyrighted videos to YouTube are smart enough to do format changes.
--WERD!

if man can do it, another man can undo it [or redo it again]. It's near impossibility for copyright laws to be comprehensively implemented on the internet for this very reason. To quote the hacker from Transformers, "So I downloaded a few thousands songs... WHO HASN'T!?" hahah ... not I ofcourse, just sayin.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
something similar to a finger scanner, only a data scanner
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#15
DrunkenMafia
by: Zero Cool
so if there is no figerprint scanner in hte area, you cant be a member of youtube? huh?
sorry Zero but that was a little funny you need to go and give yourself one of these :nutkick:
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#16
DrunkenMafia
thats assuming you can actually kick yourself in the nuts... :roll:

I can't, just tried then..
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#17
Zero Cool
by: DrunkenMafia
sorry Zero but that was a little funny you need to go and give yourself one of these :nutkick:
That was a joke :slap:

by: DrunkenMafia
thats assuming you can actually kick yourself in the nuts... :roll:

I can't, just tried then..
no, but I can knee my self in teh head
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