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This is a fake YouTube page, designed to demonstrate the iCents payment platform technology. We are using YouTube here, but this could apply to any other video site.
In addition to what YouTube already offers today, it could also become a new distribution channel for paid premium videos.
In the following example, the premium videos are only accessible from free video pages, and the free video producers earn a percentage of the premium video payments in their pages. So, free video producers are encouraged to send more and higher quality free videos, because the more popular a free video becomes, the more it will earn through percentage sharing.
In a short amount of time almost all users who upload both paid or free interesting or fun videos to YouTube would start earning money from this activity.
Please click the "Next" button below.
1) Roll the mouse over the videos listed in the "Related Premium Videos" box, to the right of the main video. You will see that their prices appear just like in this paid link.
Note that the original "Related Videos" box of YouTube is still displayed below the new premium box, but renamed as "Related Free Videos".
We are not connected or affiliated with YouTube.
3) The first time you pay for content with iCents, you need to sign in to the payment system you prefer.
You may sign in with your PayPal account, Amazon Account, Twitter Account, Facebook Account, credit card, mobile phone or any account you can imagine.
Select whichever payment system you prefer by clicking one of the "Sign in" buttons.
Note: You will never be required to provide the login or password of your account directly to iCents or to the website you are in. And your login and password are never saved on your computer when you sign in. This guarantees your security.
iCents will then keep you signed in on this computer, even when you go to other websites.
YouTube gets the user's email address from his or her registration with YouTube, and writes this email (or its hash , cryptographed for privacy) in the HTML code of the paid link, as defined in the iCents documentation. This is enough to allow iCents to pay the user directly. YouTube may keep a commission.
YouTube does not have any extra work, since iCents or PayPal takes care of paying the users.
Since the free video was responsible for bringing the viewer to the page in the first place, Fake YouTube can decide that the free video producer receives part of the payment.
For example, the free video producer could get 20% of payment, the premium video producer could get 50%, and YouTube could get 30%.
iCents accepts up to 5 different receivers per payment, allowing many different business models. All this is transparent to the users who upload or watch the videos.
They would get more free content, and will also have an extra choice of viewing premium, higher-quality videos for a small fee.
In the Payment Window, try changing your country to France. You will see that all displayed prices will now be converted to Euros. iCents can display prices in more than 150 currencies.
Accordingly, when an American user visits a French, Dutch or German website, he or she will always see the prices in US dollars.
Don't miss the donate buttons just below the displayed video.
If you want, you can sign in to up to 10 accounts at the same time on your computer. For example, you can have two or more PayPal accounts, or a PayPal account and a Google Checkout account at the same time.
Note: To display the "Sign In" buttons again after signing in to the first account, you may have to click the green arrow in the Payment Window.
When you sign in to multiple accounts at the same time, the last one you signed into will appear at the top. The account at the top is always the one in use. You can change which account is at the top by simply clicking the signed in account you want.
Also note that each account you sign in displays a separate "sign out" button, so that you can sign out selectively.
Now that we are on the topic, a new business model could also emerge here for copyrighted content, as a substitute for today's model for paid media content. Media companies could actually encourage users to upload copyrighted videos on a third party basis, as long as they upload them as premium videos, charge a few cents, and share a percentage with the media companies. iCents would take care of automatically distributing payments to the involved parties and there would be no extra work for users or YouTube.
This is just one of dozens of examples of how iCents technology can be used on video sites. iCents is a very flexible Ajax payment tool, so there are several different ways to use it.
This technology is available now.