Sunday, November 20, 2005

I've requested that videospider remove my content

I just found Videospider yesterday. They are charing people to view my Creative Commons licensed videos that say NO COMMERCIAL USE.

I'd say that charging for viewing is commerical use.

From thier site:
Why are you charging people for videos I've posted to USENET for free distribution?
We're not charging people for your videos. Videospider customers are paying for our service that formats and indexes USENET binary posts to make them easier to browse and view. Anybody can still find your videos on their own USENET server, but they won't have the advanced, easy-to-use interface that we provide.
Sounds like they are charging people to view my videos, and they are not even providing a link back.

Here are a few emails that I sent to videospider yesterday.
From: steve garfield
Subject: a few questions
Date: November 19, 2005 4:23:27 PM EST
To: support at

Just saw Videospider.

Can people request to have their videos removed from your service?

Can you provide links to the source?

For example you have:

Original Content of the Post:
Author: - Recent Videos
Title: Episode 1 - Who???s That Guy?
Date: 2005/11/12

But you do not make the URL and active clickable link.

Why is that?

From: steve garfield
Subject: Please remove all my content from VideoSpider
Date: November 19, 2005 5:09:31 PM EST
To: support at

Just read your copyright page.

Are you able to remove all the content that you are pointing to for :

Please let me know,

This is what their copyright page says:
Videospider respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that the posting of your work, on the site, violates your intellectual property rights, please let us know by writing to our email address, providing all the details that could help us find and delete the video from our site:

- The URL for the location of the material on Videospider's site;
- The header information associated with the material you claim is infringing (just click on the 'More Info' link of the file in question).
It should not be up to the content creator to have to search through videospider's whole site to find each and every video that they are linking to. Videospider should be able to delete content via the site URL or feed.

I just watched a video without paying. Some of the videos have a watch now button that allows you to watch the video in a flash player online. Other videos allow you to download them. They also have a page saying that you have to pay for downloads. Maybe it's all free in the Beta period. Still waiting to hear back from them.

My emails to them were rejected.

support ]at[
Persistent Transient Failure: Delivery time expired
Delivery last attempted at 19 Nov 2005 22:09:17 +0000
Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: 19 Nov 2005 22:09:17 +0000

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