If Google had not bought YouTube, it might have been sued out of existence. However, even with Google's high-powered legal team on its side, the service had to start making an honest effort to filter copyrighted material. Learn about the technologies Google put in place to handle copyright filtering and how often it really works in a new report ZDNet Undercover: YouTube's video ID system: Is 75 percent accuracy good enough?
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.