From:   M C <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:04:44 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] YouTube Status?

Woo hoo great news!!
I felt uncomfortable too, having to watch american express commercial before every video on 'global revolution' channel.
And premium account on livestream is quite not cheap, so this is totally great news!


From: Justin Wedes <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] YouTube Status?

Just FYI-

Livestream sent an email today saying they were upgrading us to premium at no charge. Said ad providers felt uncomfortable about the content.

Something 2 keep in mind w advertising

Justin Wedes
Activist & Educator, Brooklyn

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On Sep 22, 2011, at 3:53 PM, Harrison Schultz <> wrote:

Sounds good Drew, 


We'll get it before the GA for discussion because I happen to think its a good idea, 

I would also point out that you pointed out earlier today I believe that that radicals around the world have been funding us and that the money will eventually run out.  Monetizing YouTube content is one way to help make this occupation financially autonomous.  Recycling our message and using it to feed people here seems like a good idea to me and to those of my comrades I've suggested it to.  I would also point out that omitting of the "..." portion of my comment strips it of its context.  You just admonished me and told me to be respectful of the different perspectives that each of us is bringing to this occupation.  I thought we we're going to try to start playing nice.  


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Drew Hornbein <> wrote:
I can bring this up at the internet working group meeting today at 5pm @ liberty plaza. We can then bring it to the assembly.


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Micah White <> wrote:
Monetize #OCCUPYWALLSTREET?  You want to put corporate advertising on #OCCUPYWALLSTREET videos?

On August 20th, you wrote to Adbusters and said:

"My scheme is to commodify any traffic I manage to successfully drive to the site, open it up and sell it as advertising space to corporations..."  and "A Corporate Funded Revolution is a contradiction in terms, its practically an oxymoron.  Something we've never considered before.  It's a revolutionary plan..."

I think you should take this "Corporate Funded Revolution" to the GA for discussion.


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Harrison Schultz <> wrote:
Hey Gang, 

I forgot to mention that one of my youtube clips of Reverend Billy's preaching on the 17th has blown up.  Google has invited me to monetize my clips.  Moreover, my boss, from a publicly traded marketing company who thinks we've all done a killer job, has offered to help me learn how to use adsense to make some cash for the occupation.

Does anyone know if a central YouTube channel has been built for this?

In solidarity,