Media, Tech Companies to Form Online Copyright Protection Body - WSJ

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Includes: CBS, DIS, GE, MSFT, NWS, VIA
by: SA Eli Hoffmann

A group of internet and media companies will announce Thursday guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The group includes CBS Corp., Microsoft, GE's NBC, News Corp.'s Fox and MySpace, Viacom, Walt Disney, and Dailymotion. Google, which was involved with the discussions, is not set to join. The guidelines include using copyright-infringement technology that blocks copyrighted content from being posted to websites. On Monday, Google announced it has been testing a system that automatically detects copyrighted videos on its YouTube website, saying it was capable of pulling flagged content within minutes.

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