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YouTube Increases Video Time Limit to 15 Minutes

July 29, 2010

YouTube recently increased the video upload limit from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. They decided to add the extra 5 minutes due to the improvement of the Content ID system, which allows movie studios, music labels and other global partners to manage their content on YouTube. This means, there are going to be less videos of show and music clips that are copyrighted. I think the Content ID system will definitely clean out a lot of the videos that are polluting YouTube and make room for those who create original videos.

In addition, YouTube is taking full advantage of the 15 minute increase with a campaign called “15 Minutes of Fame.” Record a 15 minute video and tag it with “yt15minutes,” by August 4, and the video may gain their 15 minutes of fame by being featured on the YouTube homepage. Personally, I find creating a 15 minute video a challenge, but if you create a video about a topic you enjoy, I’m sure it won’t be much of a problem!