Apr 17, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

YouTube has drawn criticism from all possible sources for intentional plagiarism. The list of complainants prominently includes movie companies and TV shows, In fact, Viacom has filed a $1bn lawsuit against Google last month. A filtering system that will block out copyrighted content was scheduled to be launched last year. Allegedly, Google has been delaying the release of the feature.

However, News.com has reported that Eric Schmidt has recently announced the release of the new system which will be known as “Claim Your Content.” The system will automatically identify copyrighted material and help remove it.

The comments were made in a face-to-face interview with John Seigenthaler, a former NBC's Nightly News reporter. In response to the lawsuit by Viacom, Eric Schmidt said:

"Ah Viacom, You're either doing business with them or being sued by them…we chose the former, but ended up the latter."

Navneet Kaushal

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Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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