Youtube to implement subscription-based fee structure soon....

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  1. loci

    loci Rookie

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    the genie is being let out of the bottle...
    http://adage.com/article/digital/youtube-set-introduce-paid-subscriptions-spring/239437/[/URL]
     
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  2. The Meat

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    What an awful/good idea.

    Awful that we have to pay to use a user based video streaming website.

    Good that some of the channels that make their videos(gaming, music, etc.) might get some more revenue.

    Though I still think Youtube should just keep their ad profit going, they make enough as is.
     
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  3. hollywood9826

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    Enough is never enough in the business world.
     
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  4. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    YouTube has saved me a bucket of money for years. Every kind of music you need is just a search button away. If I have to pay 5.00 per month it's still a good deal. Haven't bought a Cd since forever.
     
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  5. Sentinel

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    Please fix the link in the first post. It's also nice to paste in the bit of the content so we don't have to load another page -- some of them are awfully slow with all the ads and images.

    http://adage.com/article/digital/youtube-set-introduce-paid-subscriptions-spring/239437/

    Seems this is an option for content providers to earn something. This does not suggest everything will be paid. I just skipped through it, but that's what it seemed like.
     
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  6. Fearsome Forehand

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    Depending on how they structure it, the attempt is likely to fail IMHO. If it only affects select "channels", then it will probably work. But, most of the stuff on youtube is inane so it is hard to imagine anyone would pay for it. Although, I could say the same thing about TV.
     
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