Youtube's filtering system

Heh, so YouTube launches its new filtering system aimed at filtering out illegally uploaded content. It works by comparing the uploaded file to a vast library of known copyrighted works.

So, this means that anyone who wants to prevent people from uploading stuff to Youtube must give a copy to Youtube. Which means Google.

This is a brilliant move by Google: now everyone and their cousins will be rushing to give copies of everything they have ever made to Google, essentially creating the largest library in the world. Granted, it won't be public, but that's just a matter of negotiation, once the content is in the system. And at any rate, Google can index all the content, which already brings more value to their search engine.

Smart guys.


Mmmhh, do they have to give whole films, videos etc? Wouldn't just short clips be enough for the purpose of determining the "ownership"?

--Kari Haakana, 16-Oct-2007

For some content yes, where people can make full uploads (like music videos) - but how would you figure out if someone uploads a clip from a movie, unless you had the entire movie?

--JanneJalkanen, 16-Oct-2007

I guess it would be enough to give Google every fifth second of a movie. That would be useless as movie but you could do the verification. I *guess*.

--Kari Haakana, 16-Oct-2007

But that would then tie it up with the particular indexing technology they have at the moment. So if they invent something new later on, they might need every third second. Or every other frame. Or high-rez. They will work best with complete copies, since technology evolves rapidly.

--JanneJalkanen, 17-Oct-2007

isnt this for identifying - automatically, ideally before the uploaded movie file becomes publicly accessible - the copyright protected material illegally uploaded? i guess google gets a lot of pressure....

--jabberer, 28-Oct-2007

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