YouTube will soon be home to 20,000 licensed movie clips now that it has signed a deal with MovieClips.com. The startup will provide the clips which can be found at MovieClips YouTube channel and via search.
The partnership will let YouTube users watch a licensed version of a movie clip instead of a user-uploaded version that violates copyright. The MovieClips version will be HD quality and average three to four minutes in length. MovieClips is starting to upload this clip library but it will take time for all 20,000 clips to migrate over. In the future, the company hopes to bring over more than 100,000 clips to YouTube. [MovieClips via StreamingMedia]