About The Cold Cut...

The musings of a teenage audiophile. Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Dubstep, Garage, Metal... music crosses all boundaries. The Cold Cut is devoted to giving you a taste of what's going on in music at the moment.

About Me

A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Youtube... the completely free revolution?

I recently heard that Google, the new owners of Youtube, are considering rewarding their contributors by giving people specific sums of money if their videos are watched. I think this is a really cool idea, and it's good to know that they want to repay the people who have made them so much money, but I think they have missed out a really important point...

It is inevitable that as soon as an object becomes valuable, people will be looking for a cut of the money. To put this into context, if a person receives money for a video containing popular music on Youtube, then the person whose music it is will file for a lawsuit unless they get a portion of the money. This can only be stopped by people who make completely original videos, which are few and far between. Does anyone have any ideas as to how we can counter this?