Timeline: Five years of YouTube

music videos to be pulled

May 2009: About 20 hours worth of video clips are uploaded to YouTube every minute, the company announces.

That same month, YouTube gets hit by a plethora of porn and malware scams. PandaLabs discovers about 5,000 videos with links to malicious websites. Their search turns up about 30,000 automated malware spam comments.

July 2009: Google/YouTube partially wins a class action copyright case after a US judge dismisses most of the damage claims. Non US-based rights owners can still claim damages for live broadcasts.

August 2009: The YouTube Partnership Program (YPP) is extended to everyone who posts video on YouTube. Now anyone who posts a viral video can make money from the advertising.

Time Warner signs a deal to allow its content on YouTube. The deal includes clips from Gossip Girls, Entourage and CNN.

October 2009: Co-Founder Chad Hurley says in a blog post that YouTube sees well over one billion views per day.

December 2009: Google considers charging subscription fees for YouTube.

February 2009: YouTube celebrates five years online.

Co-founder Chad Hurley says: "When we registered the YouTube domain on February 14, 2005, we set out to create a place where anyone with a video camera and an Internet connection could share a story with the world."