YouTube’s video length is now 15 mins. Before the limit was only 10 minutes, where user’s are allowed to upload a video not more than 2 GB or no longer than 10 mins.
This was of couse implemented to avoid users from uploading full length movies, TV shows and copyrighted materials. Even if they do, those videos will eventually be deleted by YouTube.
According YouTube’s official blog…
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.
For free promotions of your newly uploaded 15 mins video, you can tag your video with “yt15minutes,” upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and it will showup on the YouTube’s homepage. I guess this time, its safe to say that those YouTube Videos got their “15 mins of fame!” 🙂
Source: YouTube Blog
Last modified: July 29, 2010