Big Anti-Piracy Alliance To Be Launched Friday

pirate.jpgA new joint copyright alliance that includes CBS Corp., Dailymotion, Microsoft, NBC Universal, News Corp.’s Fox and MySpace units, Viacom Inc. and Walt Disney Co is due to launch Friday, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Google is noted as not being a member of the grouping, but in discussions to join.

The group will address copyright-related issues including video piracy, with a focus on using technology to eliminate copyright-infringing content and blocking any infringing material before it is publicly accessible.

Google launched anti-piracy technology on YouTube Monday.Viacom sued Google over YouTube content in March.