Contrary to a blog posting on The New York Times Web site, Microsoft is not seeking to implement technology that will erase or block copied copyrighted content in the Zune. CNET's Ina Fried reports:

The New York Times blog cites Microsoft spokesman Adam Sohn as saying that the software maker is exploring antipiracy measures with NBC. Microsoft issued a statement on Wednesday denying that there was any agreement to filter content.

"Microsoft has no plans or commitments to implement content filtering features in the Zune family of devices as part of our content distribution deal with NBC," the software maker said in a statement.

Sohn echoed the sentiment. "We've agreed to work with these guys on a number of issues, but we have no plans or commitment to put filtering technology as part of this arrangement with NBC," he told CNET News.com.

Hopefully this puts an end to that bit of baloney.

Thanks Sebastian.