Anti-piracy plan may harm YouTube

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Anti-piracy plan may harm YouTube

A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of legal legitimacy and calm any concerns Google has about spending US$1.65 billion on the Internet video site. That same technology, however, could hurt YouTube’s edgy appeal.

While YouTube is known as the place to find almost any kind of video clip, recent agreements with high-profile content creators require YouTube to deploy an audio-signature technology that can spot a low-quality copy of a licensed music video or other content.

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