I agree, this is tricky territory. We have been doing a couple of event vlogs, but we are tentative to site anyone elses coverage (and rightly so I believe). While we don't push our own projects or gain any revenue from these projects, but my paycheck does say DivX. Blogging is not in my job description, but is just something I do and my employer gives me the time and resources to do it.
Given the definitions online it would be easy to argue that our video blogs are non-commercial. In my heart though, it has an obvious commercial affiliation, and I classify it as commercial. The other side is that something like adwords for video bloggers is comming. When would someone cross the line? If they make more money than you? If it degenerates into paying a portion of their proceeds based on the popularity of the content sited and the porportion of their offering then we are back to square one. I obviously have not spent the time working on this as many people much smarter than myself (plus I'm typing while on cold medication), so what is the feeling here. What are the boundries? Is using your blog to elevate your standard of living the line? I am honestly interested to read and learn. Thanks, Jim Vinson DivX, Inc. --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephanie Bryant <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > That's a great hypothetical, Pete, but I'm looking for actual examples > of vlogs that are doing what you would object to. > > C'mon, surely you've seen a few that made you turn up your nose and > cry "moneyvlog!" > > --Stephanie > > On 2/3/06, Pete Prodoehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Stephanie Bryant wrote: > > > This isn't to raise the question of whether or not one > > > should/shouldn't make money vlogging. Instead, I'm just looking for > > > examples of videoblogs that are professional/commercial in nature. In > > > other words, if you published CC-non-commercial stuff, and these vlogs > > > used it, you would feel it was a violation of your license. > > > > > > What would you say are the commercial vlogs out there right now? > > > > In the tradition of the lightnet, my site has a Usage page that > > describes what I consider commercial. > > > > http://tinkernet.org/usage/ > > > > I of course recommend that everyone else do something similar. (But I'm > > a freak like that.) > > > > > > Pete > > > > -- > > http://tinkernet.org/ > > videoblog for the future... > > > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > Stephanie Bryant > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Blogs, vlogs, and audioblogs at: > http://www.mortaine.com/blogs > Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/