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YouTube to Check for Illegal Videos Using Digital Fingerprints

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. D_o_S

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    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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    This world is decaying :(
     
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    I disagree.
    And if it has, its not the results of upholding copyright law.
     
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    so if there is no figerprint scanner in hte area, you cant be a member of youtube? huh?
     
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    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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    LOL! What? I hope your joking!?
     
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    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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    Communism worked in THEORY right :p?
     
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    Dont get all political on me m8 :D
     
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    Sod politics, they never work.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    something similar to a finger scanner, only a data scanner
     
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    sorry Zero but that was a little funny you need to go and give yourself one of these :nutkick:
     
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    thats assuming you can actually kick yourself in the nuts... :roll:

    I can't, just tried then..
     
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    That was a joke :slap:

    no, but I can knee my self in teh head
     
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