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Justin.tv will be rolling out new technology designed to filter out streams of live, pirated video content beginning later this week, according to CEO Michael Seibel. Speaking to an audience at NewTeeVee’s Video Rights Roundtable, Seibel said that the digital fingerprinting technology, which was first announced […]

Justin.tv will be rolling out new technology designed to filter out streams of live, pirated video content beginning later this week, according to CEO Michael Seibel.

Speaking to an audience at NewTeeVee’s Video Rights Roundtable, Seibel said that the digital fingerprinting technology, which was first announced in August, would go live in three days. By doing so, the live-streaming company will be able to automatically take down any live video streams that infringe on copyrighted content, without content owners needing to send takedown notices.

Justin.tv is enlisting the help of Vobile to filter videos, using the company’s MediaWise for Publishers product to scan live streams that appear on the site. Vobile then compares those streams against a database of video content that is known to be copyright-protected. Justin.tv had already been using Vobile to filter out videos that had been saved to the site, but extending that capability to live content is likely to further appease copyright holders.

Vobile has partnerships with six studios and three TV networks, which feed their content into its comparison database. Fox will be the first content company to take advantage of the technology.

Seibel said that Justin.tv has long worked with copyright holders to help get their content off the site, but it reached a turning point around the time of the 2008 Olympic Games. At that point, the company started building tools for content owners so that they could remove any channel without its direct intervention.

While the initial implementation will automatically take down any videos that are known to infringe, Vobile CEO Yangbin Wang says that the technology could also be used by rights holders to point consumers to higher-quality streams of the same content online or enable them to purchase the content.

  1. [...] to automatically take down content on their own without filing formal DMCA notices, and the company recently started to roll out its video fingerprinting in cooperation with Vobile to proactively block infringing content. Fox [...]

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  2. [...] for live filtering. Betsy joined us a Video Rights Summit hosted by GigaOm a few weeks ago when we announced our live filtering was beginning. She shared some thoughts on what we have done to help Fox [...]

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  3. JustinTV is a site that allows adult sexual predators and pedophiles to get away with behaviour that no other community would stand for.
    Their Community manager, TiaMarie recently allowed a 41yo man who has already been reported to the authorities for illegal grooming activities, to moderate a 12 year old boys channel.
    That she would allow someone who has been caught with evidence and screencaps of moderating a 13yo’ room that was subsequently shut down because they were showing gay pornography to teens, to moderate a 12 year olds room is sickening and disturnbing. Unfortuanately, the community manager is friends with this sick, twisted individual who goes by the name of circuits 3000, and therefore turns a blind eye to his grooming of young boys.
    JustinTV is going to fail, and the only thing it will be famous for, is it’s allowing of blatant pedophilia nd it being covered up by staff.

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  4. Justin.TV is full of racism and hate against the Jews and black that it’s sickening. Every reports that has been made to ban these people get ignored and unanswered. JTV does nothing when the TOS is broken.

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  5. All the comments about pedophilia and racism being rife on Justin TV are true. The community manager Tia Marie is a disgrace and rewards pedophiles, namely circuits3000, with moderator status in a 12 year old celebrities channel. This was done despite her knowing that his pedophile activities have been reported.
    You will get an asshole coming here and scrolling away all these comments because he is a pathetic excuse for a human and defends JTV staff and admins

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  6. Me and my friends reported a channel 2 hours ago, breaking TOS and the admins still have not banned the channel. Young girls dancing in bra and panties

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  7. Justin.TV has become a terrible website

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  8. JTV is just another version of cam4 but without the nudity. Chats are perverted and reports don’t do anything. Every channel I visit is just show boobs and Jew hatred. It’s amazing JTV lasted this long.

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  9. Every kids channel is show boobs, get naked, show feet, show panties, show bra. All my friends are leaving JTV. Poor controlled website. Admins probably enjoy this crap

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