YouTube Increases Maximum Upload Time Again

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

YouTube recently announced that users can upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes if they have a good history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines.   Even though YouTube is famous for its free account and sharing capabilities, the site does control what kind of content can be posted.  They won’t allow sexually explicit material, dead bodies, graphic violence and a host of other offensive topics.  But perhaps the content they most strictly monitor is copyrighted material, including music.  YouTube says, “YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them.”

While some may see this as an infringement of free speech, YouTube is a privately owned company that is allowed to set rules for its site. As the dominant force in online video, they can’t possibly cater to every niche so they have chosen to make their site friendly to people of all ages.  They will now reward some users with the ability to upload longer videos.  This is a great reward for these loyal and obedient users.  They will know be able to explore new possibilities and we are excited to see what they come up with.  To see if your account qualifies, just try uploading a video that is longer than 15 minutes, and it will tell you if you are allowed. 

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