@stevenroose There already is the possibility to create a #Liberapay account and collect donations.There's also the possibility to add a donation banner that links to Liberapay like we did on https://devtube.dev-wiki.de .And every Peertube content creator can link to their own Liberapay account in the video descriptions.I think that's the best solution.If Peertube instances start to embed tons of ads and trackers,why would they be better than Youtube then?
@nipos I'm not saying that ads are the solution. And sadly charging for content is also not something that will work, the big internet companies played that card smart. Donations might work. The problem is that if I get linked from the #Fediverse to another #peertube instance for every video link I click, I won't be donating to all of them. And if the video is embedded, I'm not even aware what instance it's on.
@stevenroose That's true.Most people won't donate just for viewing stuff anonymously.But if people have an account and upload their own content,there's a good change that they will also consider donating to their instance admin.