MySpace, MTV test piracy-profit plan

A new technology that essentially allows content owners to profit from online piracy will get a high-profile test this month from MySpace and MTV Networks, Reuters reports. Instead of triggering the usual take-down notices, copyright-infringing footage of select MTV Networks programming uploaded by MySpace subscribers would be automatically redistributed with advertisements that would generate revenue for the companies. MySpace is turning to third-party tech firm Auditude to deliver the technology

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