While networks tend to do everything they can to protect themselves and keep content creators tied to their company as fully and for as long as they can, the current approach is to put the content creator central, rather than the network. As a result, Curse's YouTube partnership contract reads more like an amendment to protect the rights of YouTubers instead of a contract that tries to lock you into things.
To make sure that Curse's contract protects YouTubers and benefits the community, the following key elements were put into it:
- No confidentiality
- Feel free to share the contract and talk about it with others.
- No exclusivity
- You're not bound to Curse or YouTube, you're free to stream and upload wherever.
- Leave whenever you want
- While most contracts tend to lock you in for at least a few years, this one can be canceled at any time.
- $3 CPM
- One of the absolute highest dollar-per-thousand-views rates you'll find, higher than what many top YouTubers get paid.
Curse is currently looking for content creators with 10,000+ subscribers who are interested in joining the network. People with lower subscriber counts can also be eligible in some cases when the content is of high quality. The full contract and other details can be read at the link above.