"The first sign for the fight against copyright infringement."
Based on 'revolutionary technology' by Audible Magic, YouTube is moments away from implementing a new system where copyrighted content will be stopped before the uploading process of the video(s) is ever completed.
InformationWeek calls it "fingerprinting technology" where a spokesman for Google, Ricardo Reyes, says that "We're trying to see if there is a way to make video identification technology a reality. We're going to start testing that on a larger scale in July with some pretty large partners."
The new system is still labeled as an early beta which--as Softpedia points out--maybe a "simple way to avoid criticism over the inefficacy of the feature" since this may have a significant impact on uploaders.