YouTube now giving you 15 minutes of fame!

Posted on July 29th, 2010. Written by Jamie Northrup.

YouTube Videos now limited at 15 minutes instead of 10!

How could you get yourself your fifteen minutes of fame with a limit of only ten minutes of video on YouTube?

You don’t need to ask yourself this question anymore because as of today, July 29th 2010, you can now upload videos up to 15 minutes long instead of the previous 10 minute limit.

Now you’ll have an extra 5 minutes to film your kids laughing uncontrollably or to tell us about how the government is after you!

Why now?

That’s a good question, and here’s the answer from YouTube’s official blog:

In the meantime, you may wonder “why now?” — the upload limit for non-partners has been 10 minutes for years. Well, we’ve spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We’ll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators.

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Jamie Northrup

I’m a 30 year old Canadian web consultant and founder of the Deuce Group. I have been working online since 1995 and have experience in blogging, web development, web design, e-commerce, eBay, social networking and online marketing.

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