Everyone knows that Google wants to make money from YouTube and they finally figured it out. Recently, YouTube announced they will offer the ‘Download’ option to their users. BUT the catch is, you will need to pay a fee to download popular videos.
They are working closely with several of their partners to offer either free or paid downloads, giving their partners the option to set their own prices and for them decide how the downloadable video will be licensed to the user.
The videos will be available in the MP4 format, and can be copied to other providers. Downloads are already available from Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UCTV, while Household Hacker, Khan Academy and Pogobat are offering paid downloads for a dollar.
Source: Tech Crunch