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Thursday, July 20, 2006

YouTube Things

An interesting post via Boing Boing --
The video site YouTube constitutes an equal or larger threat to small content producers. Before you upload that video of your 19-person indie rocker reggae band, for instance, you may want to read the fine print. YouTube's "new" Terms & Conditions allow them to sell whatever you uploaded however they want:

"…by submitting the User Submissions to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube's (and its successor's) business… in any media formats and through any media channels."
If so, this is pretty scary. I wondered how they planned to monetize their empire, but that's a really nasty way of doing it. And to think, I just got an account there! Damn.

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Anonymous GrapeRoad said...

Guess I'll stick with Google Video, tyvm


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