This is beginning to seem almost reminiscent of the "Blogumentary" episode that transpired a few months ago. This is quite the reactionary group, and history has demonstrated that when this group is united around a particular, results are definitely within the realm of possibility. Now, the power of people in numbers is something I'm certainly down with, but let's attempt to look at this from Veoh's perspective as well.
Veoh needs content so they've decided to utilize a spider to do so, I don't know whether this spider results in pulling the video's from the HTML or if it's spidering RSS feeds. Assuming that it's spidering RSS feeds, it seems to me that they should set up a sort of moderated spider. Each feed that they've discovered and want to add should have a website instantiated for it with as much information as can be automatically filled in from the feed along with an activation link. Then, a staff member at Veoh can go through this list of pending feeds and reference the contact info on each of these sources and then send him or her an invitation which contains a link so that the user has a 1-click opt-in process available for them along with a personal (stock) invitation to participate in their network. As Veoh is a for-profit service with terms of service associated with it, I don't believe that they can really get away with transcoding and re-hosting CC videos either. Further, let's be clear on one factor here -- they are not even allowing non-registered visitors to see the entire video, which means that Veoh is forcing viewers who stumble onto my, or any other videobloggers video, through their website to register on the site to even see the video which they are using without my permission in the first place. Josh On Apr 8, 2006, at 12:19 PM, Jay dedman wrote: > On 4/8/06, Anne Walk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >> I don't agree that adding obvious linkback is a solution because >> Veoh is a >> social site with memberships, ratings, profiles, friends, etc. I >> do not like >> the implication that I am a member of a community because my stuff >> was >> spidered into it. Linking back may give a means to finding my site >> from >> within the Veoh community but it does not remove that implication. >> >> The answer, to me, is to stop spidering and remove any and all >> unclaimed >> feeds. And to not do it again. >> If people want to become a member of the Veoh community, they can >> choose to. >> > > undertsood. > so i will be interested in seeing what Veoh wil do next. > lets just make sure we dont become mobrule here. > has Dmitry said they would take down everything they have currently > spidered? > is there any precedent for a service grabbing videos? > > Jay > > > > > -- > Adventures in Videoblogging > <http://www.momentshowing.net> > <http://FireAnt.tv> > <http://node101.org> > Cell: 917 371 6790 > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________ "Don't hate the media, become the media."- Jello Biafra 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/