Copyright Guard Tool Ending 'SueTube' Era?

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A new copyright protection tool could put an end to costly litigation against YouTube, according to Google Inc., the video-sharing Web site’s parent company.

Google’s CEO yesterday announced the development of new software that will prevent copyrighted material from being downloaded onto YouTube, according to news reports.

The software, which should be in use soon, could help put an end to Viacom International Inc.’s ongoing $1 billion copyright infringement case against YouTube, derogatorily known as “SueTube,” notes the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.

For more information on the Viacom suit, which was brought in federal court in New York, see this Computerworld magazine article.

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