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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

You Can't Remix Revver Videos

I was trying to grab and excerpt of a Revver video to highlight in an upcoming episode of Vlog Soup.

Can't do it. You can't edit Revver videos in QuickTime Pro, FCP or iMovie.

Revver locks down the videos.

They explain it on their blog:
By default, when you upload a video to Revver, your video is protected by the Creative Commons license Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5. This means that people are free to share your video (this is how you make money, after all) but that they must credit you as the creator and they cannot change the video without your permission.
So if you want people to be able to remix, mashup or sample your video, you'll have to find another hosting service other than Revver.

This doesn't mean that you shouldn't use Revver, just be aware of the restrictions that they place on your videos once they are posted.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Steve! Micki here from Revver. The reason for this is simple. If you edit the video, it strips out the ad at the end. The service we provide for our creators is to give them a way to monetize their video as it spreads virally across the web. We totally understand and support artists' wishes to allow people to mash up their work and that is why the license you grant us when you upload is non-exclusive. Of course you're also free to share your work in other ways.

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  2. Hi Micki,
    Thanks for your comment.

    I totally get it.
    --Steve

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