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Filmmakers In A Showdown With YouTube Over Ad Revenue05:52
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Some YouTube filmmakers say the way the company shares its ad revenue is problematic. (Eric Piermont/Getty Images)
Some YouTube filmmakers say the way the company shares its ad revenue is problematic. (Eric Piermont/Getty Images)
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With hundreds of millions of viewers each month, YouTube has created its own mega-stars. But now there's a war underway between the company and many of its biggest names.

Some filmmakers say the way YouTube shares its ad revenue is costing them money and could stifle more controversial, cutting-edge content.

Brian Mann with Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports.

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Brian Mann, Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio. He tweets @BrianMannADK.

This segment aired on September 28, 2016.

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