Google clip dump YouTube is to trial revenue sharing with normal users by adding some of its favourite uploaders to its partnership programme. YouTube already shares advertising dollars with big commercial content firms who threaten it with lawsuits. Users who provide the site with their own home videos and film projects, such …
Google Video AND YouTube?
Why's Google not dumped their Video thing yet? Seems an awful lot of overlapping functionality to me.
Google Video still better
Truthfully, as popular as YouTube may be, it has a lot of shortcomings that I doubt will be fixed in the future. The main issue for me is that even if you register as a producer on YouTube, you're still limited to 100MB file caps, and you're limited in video format. I have neither issue with Google Video, so I can upload high-quality videos in H.264 MPEG4 format. With YouTube I'm stuck with low-quality clips.
SueTube are still in business?
With not only the Premier League and NBC hounding them for letting people see highlights of English foottie and Saturday Night Live, they've now got Thailand on their backs for offending their monarch.
While it shouldn't be much of an issue for Google to sort these lawsuits out, what surprises me is that Google aren't afraid of the combined might of RIAA, the MPAA and of course their pet US Congress (which despite the promises is still very much open for business to the highest bidder).