YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley mentioned this possibility while in Davos, Switzerland. "We are getting an audience large enough where we have an opportunity to support creativity, to foster creativity through sharing revenue with our users," Hurley said. "So in the coming months we are going to be opening that up."
Look for some initiatives in the coming months. This seems to be a natural move by the company. As they try and monetize the site sharing with users will foster creativity and growth.