Monday, 19 January 2009

Vimeo/YouTube - Wassup?

I've been banging on about Vimeo to people for a while now- "its like youtube but great quality..." etc etc It was all going so well until I got this electronic missive from the good (sic) folks at Vimeo...

Dear Mondo Macabro:

The following videos have been removed from Vimeo because they violate our Upload Rules:

http://www.vimeo.com/2351826
http://www.vimeo.com/2453533
http://www.vimeo.com/2543115
http://www.vimeo.com/2817237
http://www.vimeo.com/2830685

Vimeo does not allow TV shows, movie trailers, stuff you found on the web, or any other video you did not create yourself. "I have permission from the creator" does not count as making it.

If you believe this was an error, please send a civil response to this email and we will work with you, assuming you are correct.

Regards,
Vimeo

Well..hey...guess what - we DO own the copyright or have permission for every image we post on Vimeo and YouTube - call me old fashioned but wouldn't it make more sense for them to check first before they remove all our footage?

Anyway - as usual - that's what happens when you dance with the corporate world... so - we're getting our own flash player sorted and all the footage will be back in the next few days - without any corporate branding and just how we and you want it....

urghhh

5 comments:

  1. UGH!!! I feel like shit for suggesting Vimeo! Never again! Sorry Mondo!!

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  2. Fuck them, do it yourself instead - and we're looking forward to it :)

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  3. Vimeo? We don't NEED no stinkin' Vimeo!!

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  4. Some of these corporate dimwits are just so used to 13 y.o. hackerboys who DON'T own the copyrights that they think EVERYBODY who uploads something like a film trailer is a 13 y.o. hackerboy who doesn't hold the proper copyrights, haha.

    Oh, and read about the world-weird "flying head" movie "Ghost of Guts Eater" on my blog for fuck's sake (LOL): http://enlejemordersertilbage.blogspot.com/

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  5. Yeah, I don't even understand who the hell would have submitted a copyright claim to them.

    You should file a counter-claim with them. At least to find out who the hell is claiming they own the rights to your stuff!

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