Here's what I'm thinking....If a person uploads a video, for every "Like" they receive, YouTube will pay them ten cents every year while the video is online. Example: FreddieW's [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eFDra1XimA]Milk Man: World's Worst Superhero[/link] 63,649 Likes - 2,621 Dislikes = 61,028 61,028 x $0.10 = FreddieW collects a $6,120.80 check from YouTube each year as long as the video is online. Conversely, for every "Dislike" a video receives, they must pay YouTube ten cents every year to keep that crap on. Example: [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0]Rebecca Black's "Friday"[/link] 130,369 Likes - 541,842 Dislikes = -411,473 -411,473 x $0.10 = Rebecca Black must pay $41,147.30 per year to keep her video on YouTube. Naturally, these payment rates will fluctuate with the number of Likes and Dislikes a video receives. [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh0RCGE8TSA&feature=fvst]"Meh" videos[/link] that even out will naturally be free.