April 19, 2007

Google Testing Content Filter

Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt told attendees at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas Monday that the new filtering system will be ready to go to work within weeks, Variety reported Tuesday. Schmidt said that with the new technology, which he called "claim your content," any legitimate copyright holder can register videos they made. Then any copies uploaded onto YouTube, which Google owns, will be filtered out. Schmidt also used the forum to criticize Viacom's litigious ways. California-based search engine giant Google and several partners are testing a content filtering system to help keep copyrighted videos off YouTube.