Will YouTube adopt video fingerprinting?

The system works like this: users make fingerprints of their video content and store them in the database. Then they make fingerprints of a video file they’ve received, for instance over a P-to-P network, and compare them with those stored in the database.

Read Video Pirates: Watch Out for Fingerprints from PC World with commentary from Ars.

UPDATE: Lessig pays close attention…

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