Google/Youtube takes on piracy at youtube

July 28, 2007

Google Inc.‘s YouTube hopes recognition technology will be in place in September to stop the posting of copyrighted videos on the popular Web site, a lawyer Friday told a judge presiding over copyright lawsuits.

[snip]
… YouTube was working “very intensely and cooperating” with major content providers on a video recognition technology as sophisticated as fingerprint technology the FBI uses…

complete article at
yahoo news (via AP)

…and an interesting response to the article


New copyright blog

February 15, 2007
----------------------The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) at the University of MarylandUniversity College is excited to announce the launch of a new blogportal addressing the cultural, political and legal context of copyrightissues:

(c)ollectanea! http://chaucer.umuc.edu/blogcip/collectanea/

The new (c)ollectanea blog will serve as an online discussion platformfor the current and future Center for Intellectual Property scholars.Today, join one of the leading copyright scholars in the country,GEORGIA HARPER as she provides insight and leads discussions with guestbloggers on issues relating to copyright generally, with a specificfocus on issues facing the education and library communities.   GeorgiaK. Harper serves as the CIP 2006-2008 Intellectual Property VirtualScholar and the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University ofTexas at Austin Libraries. Previously, Ms. Harper specialized incopyright law and created the well known and widely used onlinepublication, The Copyright Crash Course, for the University of TexasSystem

CIP is one of the leading online educational centers providing training,and solutions on copyright issues affecting the higher educationcommunity. This new blog, (c)ollectanea, furthers the Center's missionto provide timely copyright resources for educators.  Although the blogwill address the needs of the education and library communities, all arewelcome to engage in the discussion and contribute.

Share your thoughts on copyright issues. Join the blog group(c)ollectanea, collected perspectives on copyright.http://chaucer.umuc.edu/blogcip/collectanea/