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So What Will The Video Creators Get Paid?

AP: Comcast, Facebook to launch TV series with user videos: Comcast Corp. and are joining forces to create a television series from user-generated videos that will appear online and through video on demand.

Good to hear about this, but what will these “users” — the wrong word here — get paid? No word on that in the story.

2 Comments on “So What Will The Video Creators Get Paid?”

  1. #1 Seth Finkelstein
    on Feb 7th, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Actually, there was a small detail on the matter:

    “Comcast and Facebook wouldn’t comment on the deal’s details, but Van Natta did say there will be “sponsorship and advertising opportunities.””

    Which pretty much translates into “Chump-change, if that”.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of worker-unpaid production.

  2. #2 Dan Gillmor
    on Feb 7th, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Doesn’t necessarily mean chump change. Unfortunately it doesn’t say who gets the money, either…