Re: [videoblogging] 5min.com wont remove my videos
> Yeah David, good to let the video producing community of the dodgy video websites to avoidIn the early days of videoblogging, we were always "fighting" with
video sites that were unscrupulous. There were several examples of
sites that just sucked in people's videos without permission, provided
no linkbacks/credit, and even sometimes added ads on the videos.
Veoh was one of these companies. Back in 2005, they sucked in a bunch
of videos to make sure it looked like they were well used when
searching for VC funding. The community made a big stink and they
reversed their actions.
If a company cares about its reputation, these companies care what
people think and will take action to fix problems. But Ive seen many
spammy video sites that dont care. They may not be looking for funding
and are just using your videos to get hits for advertising? Hard to
Best thing is to just alert other creators to not use obnoxious sites.
I think many of these sites eventually just close shop....and erase
all the nonsense they created. Fly by night operations.
If you put something online, it'll end up in places you didnt intend
or want. Probably not a good idea to waste a lot of energy fighting
it. Focus on making good work and supporting virtuous online video
When we're all rich and famous we can hire expensive lawyers to sue everyone.
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