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Hurley said one of the major proposed innovations is a way to allow users to be paid for content. YouTube, which was sold to Google for $1.65 billion in November, has become an Internet phenomenon since it began to catch on in late 2005. Some 70 million videos are viewed on the site each day. “We are getting an audience large enough where we have an opportunity to support creativity, to foster creativity through sharing revenue with our users,” Hurley said. “So in the coming months we are going to be opening that up.”

Read this article from WIRED with more from the BBC, C|Net and ZDNet’s Steve O’Hear. Previously from WNM: If Google bought YouTube and YouTube is built on your videos…

Update: Can YouTube make revenue sharing work? from ZDNet and Paying YouTube content creators easier said than done from C|Net (1.31.07)


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