A major video hosting service is about to implement a copyright matching system that will block any video it deems unfit. The sites loyal users are angry. Sound familiar? Last time, it was YouTube. This time it’s Vimeo and both times people had a point. Here’s where I always have to say, I’m totally against theft. I believe people shouldn’t use other people’s work without their permission. (Photo: brainloc from rgbstock) However, determining what’s infringing and what isn’t is a complicated thing and not something a piece of software can determine with a simple audio match. For Vimeo, it’s even more complicated because pros often use the site to house work for review by a client. These videos are…

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Vimeo bobs and weaves as flack flies over copyright match announcement

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