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.


Jim Vinson
DivX, Inc.

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Stephanie Bryant <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 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
> > > 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
> Blogs, vlogs, and audioblogs at:
> http://www.mortaine.com/blogs

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