Correct me if Im wrong, but blinkx appears to allow anybody to submit
a url to be included, and it doesnt ask for details of who is
submitting it:

So just about anything could end up on there right?

Oh, back to the debate about the downsides of syndicating content I
guess. It seems to me that ther are broadly three options:

1) Put effort into having war of words/legal war/technical war against
sites deemed to be inappropriately using your syndicated content (eg
without proper links to your site)

2) Give up on syndication, do a technical lockdown, allow people to
only view your content through your site. 

3) Give up on control, accept that some of your videos may be
transmitted in a uncontrolled and viral manner, not adhering to the
letter of your license, perhaps lacking proper attribution, and
compensate for this by making sure your site is mentioned/linked to
within the video file itself.

Option 3 is my favorite. Sure, it may leave a bad taste in the mouth
sometimes, but on the otherhand I believe a major area that
videobloggers in general need help with, is being known, and if not
help with actual distribution of the video itself, at least the
'promotion' aspect that goes with traditional distribution channels.
You get free shelf space, at the expense of someone elses brand being
stuck all over yours. I could live with that given the idea of the
strongest 'branding' being within the video itself, and the video
being the content I have most control over.  

Steve of Elbows
--- In, andrew michael baron
> On Oct 9, 2005, at 12:48 AM, Michael Sullivan wrote:
> >
> > and, didn't devlon already answer the question regarding mefeedia?
> >
> No, Devlon said he had not heard about it, but had not spoken to  
> Peter about it, so now we are waiting to hear from Peter.
> > sull
> >
> > and, what is the big deal if blinkx has your content
> Because there is a right way to have our content and a wrong way. It  
> seems like this is the wrong way, just like i638. But maybe it okay,  
> just trying to figure it out because it is an important and exciting  
> issue.
> Some of us are concerned about transforming copyrights and malicious  
> activity stands to contaminate the process.

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