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Jason Kilar
With Vessel, others, YouTube stars advance to charging for videos
With Vessel, others, YouTube stars advance to charging for videos

Starting Tuesday, a new online network is selling subscriptions for access to videos from some top online stars three or more days before the content becomes publicly available free of charge on YouTube. Vessel, the new service, plans to charge viewers $2.99 a month. But people who sign up before Friday will get one year free without having to put a credit card on file. Friday and beyond, new users get only a month free. Getting fans to open their wallets for the type of videos that they have watched for free for years is a new experiment -- one that has seen flourishes of success but also spurred an outcry. The videomakers who plan to debut content on Vessel include GloZell Green,...

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