Google is paying $1.65 billion in stock to be the proud owner of the "Chad and Steve" 100 million video views daily club.
In "Google buys YouTube on the 'cheap': $1.65 billion in Google stock," I discuss the Google-friendly all stock transaction: "Google proudly noted during the joint YouTube-Google conference call that the non-cash deal “made it cheaper for us.”
Google may not be getting away cash-free, however. In "YouTube Google: Paying off content owners?" I discuss the latest round of YouTube rumors: Bribe like upfront cash settlements to content owners for permission to "legally" feature copyright content and thereby forestall infringement claims.
How will YouTube operate when Google officially takes over?
Will YouTube be copyright "legit" under Google, or not?