This, it seems to me, is what Dmitry/Veoh need to do for a good faith showing here, though I'm sure there are some for whom (and I understand this) nothing would suffice. I'm new to this community, but this kind of stuff comes up in other film and video worlds as well, so I just hope this might be helpful.
Dmitry, could you commit to these? 1. Disable the unclaimed RSS feeds. All of them. And disable access to their VEOH pages, as these make it look like the authors are part of the VEOH community unless a user looks REALLY closely. 2. Contact the owners of all of those feeds. Apologize for making it appear that they were part of the VEOH community without their having signed up for it, and for transcoding their work to the (horrible blurry mess... ok, maybe just...) flash previews. 3. Ask them if they would like to be PART of Veoh. For those who do, set up a system where the feeds come from the actual RSS and provide links back to the originating sites, in a way that makes it clear this is EXTERNAL content - the mefeedia model, basically. OF course, you could try to sell them on hosting AT Veoh, but that's another matter. 4. If you want to function partly as a portal to non-Veoh video, set up a system where the distinction between links to external work and Veoh "community" work is crystal clear. 5. Make a vow NEVER TO TRANSCODE WITHOUT PERMISSION and to honor all copyright and creative commons licenses in any actions taken by Veoh. And would this enough peace for some sort of fresh start? - brook _______________________________ Brook Hinton www.brookhinton.com brookhinton.typepad.com/tracegarden _______________________________ 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/