"In terms of paying users revenue against the content that they are uploading, we definitely are going to be moving in that direction," Hurley said in video recorded in Davos, by a YouTube user and posted on the site.
"We feel we are at a scale now that we will be able to do that and still have a true community around video."
I was concered about the precedent this would set in user-generated media...but goes to show how much of a novice I am on the user side. According to GearLive, YouTube's already lost contributers to Revver and MetaCafe, which are already paying for content.
Anyway, if anyone's going to figure out a reasonable way to pay content providers...well, I think Google might have some exeperience there.