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Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, said Saturday that his wildly successful site will start sharing revenue with its millions of users.
Looks like adsense model is being ported to Youtube. After the Youtube's takeover by Google a lot of people have questioned the revenue model for youtube. So here is the answer for critics.
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Also they said it will only apply to movies where the uploader owns the copyright entirely and they are working on some kind of digital audio fingerprinting technology to work out what is original and what isn't.
This is an invitation for the teenage crowd to click their own ads
Just like AdSense! and it has to be said that although click fraud is a problem, AdSense still works.
Sorry if I ranted, it was fun.
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 just need to be careful not to annoy users with ads or they will go elsewhere for their fix of videos.