[quote=“miltownkid”][quote=“smell the glove”]For those of you thinking of uploading to YouTube, this from from Wired:
[quote]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.”
Among other things, this means they could strip the audio portion of any track and sell it on a CD. Or, they could sell your video to an ad firm looking to get “edgy”; suddenly your indie reggae tune could be the soundtrack to a new ad for SUVs. The sky’s still the limit, when it comes to the rights you surrender to YouTube when you upload your video.[/quote][/quote]
While reading up on Youtube this morning I came across this site: revver.com/
Revver connects creators, viewers, and advertisers in a sponsorship marketplace for online video, taking full advantage of the open flow of information on the Internet, rather than trying to fight it. Revver provides all the tools you need to distribute your original work online and earn money. Revver strives to support free and accessible videos online and still reward creators.
Why is Creative Commons the default license on Revver?
The Creative Commons share-alike license simply says that you are allowing people to share your work. This is vital to the Revver system because the more people watch your video, the more money you earn. To learn more about Creative Commons take a look at their website.
I might start posting my videos here.[/quote]
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You are right, the Creative Commons License would be a more fair license to submit my videos too. Did you get Revver to work on Linux, they seem to use QuickTime as a default movie format. I am not aware of a Quicktime plugin for Firefox on Linux