MySpace Busts Copyright Infringers with “Audio Fingerprinting” by Gracenotes

fingerprint.jpgMySpace is going to automate the process of filtering for copyrighted infringements — according to a WSJ article today. “The technology enables MySpace to identify copyrighted music audio recordings in the Global Media Database for designated rights holders, allowing MySpace to block the uploading of such works,” says a release by Gracenotes, the company providing the technology. 

It’s called “Audio Fingerprinting” technology. Continues the release:

Gracenote’s technology is broadly used in the digital media industry and has several applications, including content filtering, broadcast monitoring, mobile music recognition, music file recognition and rights clearance.

No more lip synching (God rest its soul). And may I recommend that the next time you sing a tune in your video, you sing off key?