July 24, 2006

YouTube Owns Your Content

A word of caution for those of you who upload your personally-made videos to "share" on YouTube - don't forget that the fine print gives the company ownership and pretty much all rights to your content. This is especially important for comedians and musicians and other artists who want a cheap, easy way to share their stuff online but don't want to hand over all the rights to their original content. Think about another hosting site, if this is of concern to you.

Also, there is lots of speculation that YouTube will never make any money, partly because they are being sued all over the place for copyright infringement.

On another note, those guys who did the funny "Mentos and Diet Coke" thing have made almost $30,000 from those videos.

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