Facebook acquires startup to track down video pirates

Posted 25 July 2017 12:31 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Facebook has acquired the American startup Source3. With the software of the company it should be easier to track down video pirates on the social network. The acquisition has been announced on the site of Source3.

Two years ago Facebook started with the recognition of videos that are posted on the social network. Video producers can ask Facebook to remove their content from pages for which they haven’t given permission. They can also decide to allow the videos on those pages and earn advertising revenues from it.

The software from Source3 should improve this process. The New York based company was founded in 2015 with an investment of $4 million. I’ts unknown how much Facebook paid for to acquire the company.

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