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YouTube to Let Users Charge Rental Fees for Videos

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, May 3, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    YouTube to Let Users Charge Rental Fees for Videos

    YouTube?s movie rental service is still in its infancy, and it still only offers a small selection of films, but that could change quickly. YouTube exec Hunter Walk told MediaPost that the site will soon offer its users the ability to charge rental fees for their uploaded videos.

    For the past couple of years YouTube has been focusing on ways for its users to monetize their videos should they become very popular. It launched the YouTube Partnership Program last year, which allows some folks with popular videos (YouTube staff decide which ones are eligible) to share advertising revenue with Google.

    However, this new self-service rental plan will be the first opportunity YouTube users have to make money off of their videos by charging viewers instead of relying on advertising.

    Details on the program are scarce ? for example, we?re not sure if just any user can partake, or if the program is only available to industry professionals.

    Admittedly, ?industry professional? is a difficult term to define in the frontier of web video, which sees content from established companies competing directly with randomly viral videos from unexpected sources.
     
  2. mrunknown

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    Good find pimp i just dont see how this would work out youtube links with paypal? thats just a mess waiting to happen. Unless youtube would allow adult content then that might be something to think about. But paying .25 cents to watch someones dog run around the house is crazy.

    thanks for the share
     
  3. Deviance

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    They certainly wouldn't do it with PayPal, remember PayPal is owned by eBay and I don't see Google helping eBay to get bigger. Perhaps they are going to launch their own ''pay online'' service?