YouTube Owns Your Creative Ass


BoingBoing points to a Wired Music Blog post that highlights some changes to YouTubes terms and conditions that could give them complete control and ownership over anything that is uploaded to their site. In theory, the blog points out, YouTube could sell any uploaded video or take a musical track and sell it, royalty-free. This change will make certain organizations think twice before handing over all revenue making ability derived from created content. It's nice to get wide distribution of your work but it's also nice to maintain some control over it as well.

by Steve Hall    Jul-20-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Consumer Created, Online, Policy   

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Very stupid move. YouTube risks to fall as fast as it rose. I don't know about you, but they pull that thing off and I'm pulling my things out of the site.

Posted by: TheirTube on July 20, 2006 4:16 PM

It's like they've already started. Not necessarily selling videos or music tracks yet, but distributing videos uploaded by users on youtube to other sites like yahoo video. ...

Posted by: legothenego on July 21, 2006 4:15 AM

I upload videos onto my own site for free and so it's cool if YouTube takes those and re-distributes them so I get some exposure on my films. But, if I wanted to turn a profit and they did this, I'd be pissed. FU to YouTube.

Posted by: Dhaval on July 21, 2006 3:54 PM

YouTube is so popular now they think they can get away with anything. I have a word for them: Napster.

Posted by: Anonymous on July 24, 2006 11:45 AM

Smart business move, but ouch - it's probably community suicide. And that's Youtube's whole game: community.

Posted by: Angela Natividad on July 25, 2006 7:14 PM

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