MySpace to launch video filtering system

The Associated Press reports that the popular social-networking site MySpace has announced that it will experiment with new filtering software that is designed to block clips containing copyrighted materials. The site is licensing the technology from Audible Magic Corp., which has acquired rights to a system that scans video clips and looks for “signature vectors,” such as a digital fingerprint, then compares them to stored vectors in a database. When there is a match, the offending video clip would be blocked from appearing on MySpace. This system will supplement the audio filtering system MySpace has already put into place…

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