さて、YouTubeの創業者Chad Hurleyが、動画の投稿者に利益を還元するビジネスモデルを検討していると言ってます。

BBC NEWS | Business | YouTubers to get ad money share

"YouTube founder Chad Hurley confirmed to the BBC that his team was working on a revenue-sharing mechanism that would "reward creativity".

The system would be rolled out in a couple of months, he said, and use a mixture of adverts, including short clips shown ahead of the actual film.

YouTube has more than 70m users a month and was recently bought by Google.

The offer applies only to people who own the full copyright of the videos that they are uploading to the YouTube website."