The popular social networking site
announced Monday that it has licensed technology that will help it prevent unauthorized copyrighted music from being posted to MySpace users’ pages.
The “audio fingerprinting” technology, offered from Gracenote, will allow MySpace to block unauthorized copyrighted music recordings from being posted. It uses Gracenote’s MusicID audio fingerprinting technology and Global Media Database.
MySpace will review all music audio recordings uploaded by community members to their profiles, identifies that which is copyrighted, and blocks the uploading of such music as appropriate.