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have you ever clicked on a Youtube ad?

I haven't

     
2:56 pm on Jul 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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have you guys ever clicked on a youtube ad? Now I know that we are conscious of them and less likely to click. Also, just because don't click, others do, and with a gazillion users even if less than 1% do they will make money.

so have you clicked on any? I think given that people go for videos clicking is less likely--short of a similar vidoe on another service.

thoughts?

3:08 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't think that's the revenue spinner for You Tube. I think the kicker would be adding an advert at the start and / or at the end of every clip. I'd pay to be able to select a free advert I see and "sponsor" it by getting the link/association at the end.

Infact - Youtube - can I please have a present as a thankyou when someone says "doh! - why didn;t I think of that!"?

3:46 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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adverts in vids=nightmare unless copyright waiver is granted
3:54 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You mean they need a clause like this? (Taken from their terms)

B. The YouTube Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by YouTube....By using the Website, you expressly relieve YouTube from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

And in case that doesn't work:

YouTube may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions

(Incidentally - that clause should be made illegal in every contarct online - ever. What's the point of "terms of use" when they are so one side? But that's a different thread.)

[edited by: Receptional at 3:55 pm (utc) on July 9, 2007]

6:10 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I mean they cannot attach a 5sec ad on my wedding video if I used a copyrighted song. It's even worse for shows or music videos.
6:51 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm no lawyer, I have to admit, but I don't see why not. If I used a copyrighted song (not my copyright), they've got legal problems anyway (and so have I). Adding their own 5 sec advert on the end doesn't change that. If I used a copyrighted song (my own copyright) then I'll have given them the right to do as they wish when I published it.

[edited by: Receptional at 6:52 pm (utc) on July 9, 2007]

8:56 am on July 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Adding their own 5 sec advert on the end doesn't change that.

Er, no.

Gaining direct financial benefits from the infringing activity will take away their DMCA protection (which is where their whole service is based upon). That's why they are currently running mostly self promotional ads, if they run any ads at all. Even Adsense could be seen as "direct financial benefit".