YouTube has increased its upload limit from 10 minutes to 15 for non-partners!
By Stela Roman
This Tuesday, YouTube gave its users 5 more minutes, in addintion to previous 10, increasing the upload limit for the videos.
Joshua Siegel, a YouTube product manager, said in a blog post that increasing the time limit had been the "number one requested feature" by contributors to the wildly popular video-sharing site.
The YouTube blog is explaining the reason of this change: «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.»
In order to celebrate it, YouTube decided to start a contest that will give it's winners the right to be featured on the YouTube homepage. All you need to do is film a 15-minute vid, tag it with “yt15minutes,” and upload it by Wednesday, August 4.