As part of its efforts to end piracy over online videos, Google has released the beta version of YouTube Video Identification.
According to the blog of this search engine giant, it is a tool that will help copyright owners “so that they can more easily identify their content and manage how it is made available on YouTube.:
In YouTubeâ€™s video identification page, the goals of this new tool are to get accurate information, give copyright holders a choice, and deliver a great user experience.
However, Google and YouTube made it clear that YouTube Video Identification goes well above and beyond their legal responsibilities.
Google is testing this new system with big media companies like CBS, Disney, Time Warner, and Viacom.
Still, Google CEO Eric Schmidt admits the system is far from perfect and getting 100% accuracy is impossible at this time. What they are after is to achieve at least 80 to 90% for the ID system to have a value.