Re: how do I remove vids from 5 Min?
- Thanks, Jay. Good point about not reading the TOS. I didn't. In the TOS you quoted, it doesn't say anything about them using advertising on the video itself (I understand on the site, they have to earn money somehow). I use CC w/Blip but maybe I should put the logo on my video? It's cool for others to distribute the video, by all means please do, but not ads on it w/o sharing the earnings.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote:
> > For over a year I've been using Tubemogul to upload videos to various
> > sites. Recently I noticed that 5 Min is showing pre roll and overlay ads
> > w/o my permission and w/o sharing any earnings. I emailed them kindly
> > asking them to stop and haven't received a response and there doesn't seem
> > to be a way to delete videos from the site.
> > Anyone know how?
> Ive never heard of this site: http://www.5min.com/Info/About5min.aspx
> This is another good example that there's a couple different approaches to
> the web.
> First, if you want total control over your content...dont put it online.
> Someone, somewhere will get to it...and may not care what you think.
> Second, it's great that Tubemogul exists where you can easily upload a video
> to hundreds of sites...but ultimately you are responsible for reading the
> Terms of Service of each site. If you expect a site to host your video for
> free, I see no reason why they wouldnt put ads all your videos. The only way
> to discourage sites for this behavior is for creators to fight back.
> Third, look into Creative Commons licensing (
> http://creativecommons.org/license/). This wont stop people from abusing
> your work, but at least you set some guidelines. The more creators help
> create a culture that sharing is okay, attribution is standard, and respect
> golden then the future of the web will be a better place.
> So lets look at this site. Here is their TOS:
> It looks like a lawyer wrote it which is always a bad sign for me. Here's
> the rub:
> By submitting the Submissions to 5min, you hereby grant 5min a worldwide,
> > non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use,
> > reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the
> > Submissions in connection with the 5min Website and 5min (and its
> > successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and
> > redistributing part or all of the 5min Website (and derivative works
> > thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. The foregoing
> > license granted by you terminates once you remove or delete a Submission
> > from the 5min Website. To have your Submission removed, please contact
> > support@...
> You basically say they can do anything they want with your videos. I never
> upload to a place if I have to ask permission to remove the videos.
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