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Google announces Video upload programme

April 14, 2005

Google has released a beta Video upload programme that in it’s first stage of release, is about getting video content uploaded for free to their site.  Eventually your work will be included in Google Video, where users will be able to search, preview, play & purchase it. That’s right you can put up a price on your video and Google will pay you 70% of that price when it sells.

So far there doesn’t seem to be any size limitations to the uploads, but there are the following restrictions on the content:

  • You must own all necessary rights to the content, including copyrights to both the video and the audio.
  • You must be able to upload the video to us electronically.
  • The video must not contain pornographic or obscene material.

This is incredible when you think of how much bandwidth & storage capacity is going to be needed. Frankly I’m dumbfounded.

This is taking the whole "user created content" paradigm to amazing new heights especially now that videoblogging just got a very big new friend.

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