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YouTubers to get ad money share

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by shabbir, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. shabbir

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    People who upload their own films to video-sharing website YouTube will soon get a share of the ad revenue.

    YouTube founder Chad Hurley confirmed to the BBC that his team was working on a revenue-sharing mechanism that would "reward creativity".

    The system would be rolled out in a couple of months, he said, and use a mixture of adverts, including short clips shown ahead of the actual film.

    YouTube has more than 70m users a month and was recently bought by Google.

    The offer applies only to people who own the full copyright of the videos that they are uploading to the YouTube website.

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