Japanese demand to install anti-piracy system on YouTube

Published on December 06, 2006

Japanese demand to install anti-piracy system on YouTube

    The Japanese Society for the Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers Jasrac asks YouTube to install an automatic system to prohibit downloading pirated videos. An appeal sent to the leadership of the video sharing service was signed on behalf of 23 Japanese television stations and entertainment companies, Lenta.Ru reports .

    It says about the need to install a system of preliminary scanning of files for pirated content, as well as to warn in Japanese about the inadmissibility of piracy. In addition, it is proposed to disable users who violate copyright. The organization asks the company to respond no later than December 15th.

    Although YouTube has a policy of removing materials from the resource at the request of the copyright holder, the issue of mass piracy remains open. In October , about 30 thousand files belonging to Japanese authors were deleted from YouTube .

    According to Lenta, YouTube has already agreed to install an audio signature verification technology that can recognize clips for piracy even with poor recording quality. Pirate videos will be refused placement, or they will be replaced with high-quality, licensed YouTube.