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 Milk Man: World's Worst Superhero 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: Rebecca Black's "Friday" 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. "Meh" videos that even out will naturally be free.