CNet is reporting about talks between EMI and viral video sites like Youtube.com to stop the distribution of infringing content. Apparently they want to use fingerprinting technologies to filter out commercial music videos. Of course this doesn't work for derivative works, i.e. your average lip sync video. It looks like EMI is still unsure what to do about those. From the article:

"A user-generated video of a fan lip-syncing a popular song may be viewed as harmless, or even helpful for promoting the band, among rights holders. But depending on the band, song and the nature of the video (if say, it contains racy material), the uploaded video might be taken down if the record label has its way."


Better get those Dormitory Boys videos while you can!

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