YouTubers to get Ad Money Share

YouTube founder Chad Hurley has confirmed that his team was working on a revenue-sharing mechanism that would "reward creativity". The system should be available in a matter of months and is to be supported on various forms of advertising, including short clips (up to 3 seconds) shown ahead of the actual film. The offer is not, however, for all of YouTube's 70m users: it applies only to people who own the full copyright of the videos that they are uploading to the YouTube website.

YouTube is currently working on "audio fingerprinting" technologies to identify copyrighted material, Mr Hurley said in a session on social networking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Hurley emphasized that YouTube was still working out the technology and processes involved - both for the rewards system and the video clip advertising system. The features will be rolled out one by one: "There won't be one big release," he said. Other video sharing sites such as Revver already split advertising revenues with users uploading original content.

Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks Peewee210 & Bmaher)
News source: BBC News

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bmaher said,
Erm.. well i submitted this to the Newsdesk about an hour ago - so technically this isnt Emil Protalinski's (Slimy's) submission - its mine.

Well, like hell im submitting anything else

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bmaher said,
Erm.. well i submitted this to the Newsdesk about an hour ago - so technically this isnt Emil Protalinski's (Slimy's) submission - its mine.

Well, like hell im submitting anything else

Ya, I'm going to be honest man, I don't even look at who posts the news.

bmaher said,
The whole point isnt to enlarge my "ePenis", its just recognition for what i submitted. I took the time to submit the news to Neowin, thats it. Its not like im asking for a formal announcement like "OMG BMAHER SUBMITTED THIS NEWS". Just a small "contributed by bmaher" in size 1 would have done.

If now, what is the point of the "submit to newsdesk" link actually being there.


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bmaher said,
Erm.. well i submitted this to the Newsdesk about an hour ago - so technically this isnt Emil Protalinski's (Slimy's) submission - its mine.

Well, like hell im submitting anything else


You want news on the front page? Write it. A copy and paste isn't always enough.
I was already writing this up before you submitted it. I can't look into the future, sorry.