Content filtering to monitor MySpace

In a delicate balancing act between social networking and content protection, News Corp. is about to employ a music content filtering system in an attempt to eliminate copyright infringement within its popular acquisition,

Many users of MySpace post music without regard to copyright protection. In response, News Corp. has licensed filtering technology from Gracenote, a private digital entertainment company, and will use it to identify copyrighted music on profile pages and to prevent users from uploading the audio.

MySpace has more than 100 million profile pages, including three million band sites, many of which feature copyrighted music.