GreedTube: Share Videos and Make Money
Found this site via Digg just now. Basically, it’s a rip-off of YouTube at the same time leeching off YouTube’s bandwidth.
The catch? Videos are played on the site with YouTube embed code and 50% of the ad revenue is paid to the people that submit the videos using Google Adsense.
Sounds like a nice idea eh? But will YouTube allow this? Nah!
If you read the fine print over at the YouTube TOS Section 5F:
“YouTube permits you to link to materials on the Website for personal, non-commercial purposes only. In addition, YouTube provides an “Embeddable Player” feature which you may incorporate into your own personal, non-commercial website for use in accessing the materials on the Website, provided that you include a prominent link back to the YouTube website on the pages containing the Embeddable Player.”
So, there goes the business model down the drain.