Making money on YouTube with Content ID
Google are giving content owners the choice, whether to simply block their copyrighted material which appears on YouTube, or to make money from it.
“This has led directly to a similarly significant increase in monetizable partner inventory, as our Video ID partners are seeing claimed content more than double their number of views, against which we can run ads. This means that if a partner has, say, 10,000 views of its content, leaving up videos claimed by our system will lead to an average additional 10,000 views of that same content. We call this "partner uplift,” and for some partners we’ve seen uplift as high as 9000%.“
Amazing, when you embrace free sharing of content, it makes you more money than shunning it.. if only someone had told them earlier! (sarcasm).