Archive for May, 2012

May 8, 2012

YouTube starts to make money for large content producers

Color me unsurprised.

Five bucks says they try to kill it anyway.

After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

When the Betamax/VCR first came out, Hollywood insisted that it was pure evil and that it would be “the Boston Strangler” to the movie business. And, if you looked at how the devices were used at first, you could easily argue that the vast, vast majority of the usage was, in fact, infringing. In part, that was because the movie studios were so freaked out about such devices, they couldn’t even comprehend offering licensed movies for home viewing at the time. Instead, the device was purely about “theft.”…