Last week, during an audience in court of law, a representative of search engine giant Google declared that his client was working on an anti-piracy system based on video recognition technologies. The new system, which is due to come out in September, should help prevent and dissuade users to upload copyrighted material on Google’s popular video sharing sites, Youtube and Google Video.
According to Google, this new system will ‘be as sophisticated as fingerprinting technology used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.’
This latest development is the direct result of a 1 billion dollars lawsuit from Viacom who brought Google to justice last march for copyright infringement on content that was uploaded to Youtube.
YouTube video-fingerprinting due in September (The Register)