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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Verizon YouTube to Exploit Video Producers

Verizon near content deal with YouTube: WSJ|
"Verizon Communications Inc., the No. 2 U.S. telecommunications company, is in advanced talks with YouTube Inc. to bring the Web site's videos to cellphones and television sets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday."
There's a good idea, make a ton of money off the premium V Cast service based on free content from users.

Read the article and you'll see no mention of compensating YouTube video producers for their work.

They'd better have a mechanism in place to restrict the use of Be aware of where you put your Creative Commons Non-Commercial videos.


  1. Bastards!! Another reason to use Blip.

  2. Over on the Yahoo! Videoblogging Group list there's a discussion going on about this and makes the point that it's important to read the terms and conditions of the sites you join to see if you are handing over the rights to allow them to make money off your videos.