YouTube Content ID Makes $1 Billion

Tech and Science News: YouTube Content ID Makes $1 Billion

Google published some new data showing that YouTube has generated $1 billion for the entertainment industry thanks to the controversial Content ID system. Cool? Maybe? But probably not.

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  • Stonewall57 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I can understand the want to be compensated for your work and for your art, I also understand that a lot of people steal music and or use it with out permission, But, when you make $170 MILLION (Taylor Swift) I don't feel sorry for you that you maybe lost $4 million. So go cry in your golden hot tub if you want and stop being such a self entitled, whining, spoiled rotten brat about it.

  • RoaldBjerkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    So at one point people bought CD's for 5-20$(At least here in Norway) Then a shit ton went over to pirating. Which made everyone loose a shit ton of money. Out of those 5-20 you could listen to the songs a 100 times each or more. And the value would be next to nothing per play.

    But now when they get money for every single view/play of the songs. They complain. On top of that, the pirating of songs has fallen immensely because its so easy to play/listen to songs/videos.

    It's above stupid.



  • AmiralPatate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    "But that's business, it's never enough."


    That sums it up pretty well. I know nobody likes copyright, IP laws and entertainment industry lobbies but they're only protecting their business. They are certainly not blameless in the way they operate, but that doesn't grant you the right to rip off music and upload it on YouTube for a profit either.


    So hey, at least that's 1 billion they won't sue YouTube, or you, for. Yay?

  • AggravatedDamage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Warlock of Wrath

    10 months ago

    I love Ashley's shirt... #need

  • IsnerPR IsnerPR

    10 months ago

    Yeah, like Taylor Swift of Paul McCartney needs more money. They have the options to take down the video, they can't really complain how much money they get if they take that option.

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Suck a nut, RIAA.