YouTube Fails to Implement Anti-Piracy Tools

YouTube's failure to implement anti-piracy tools by the deadline may cause serious problems for Google, curtailing lucrative partnerships with media companies and turning Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of the video site into a lawsuit magnet, analysts say. Despite repeated pledges in 2006 to deliver "by year end" content identification tools able to scan the 65,000 videos uploaded hourly for copyright violations, YouTube now won't specify when the software will be available.

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