Blip Then v Blip Now

What a difference some coverage makes:
Email about terms of service prior to BLIP TV HAVING ANY:

Hey Luke,
>>
>> It’s embarrassing, but we don’t have a ToS or EULA right now! What I
>> can tell you, though, is that there’s a very simple one sentence
>> release in the file upload form saying that you agree to give us the
>> right to distribute your video, because without that blip wouldn’t
>> work. You retain all ownership and copyright to the video, you’re
>> just giving us the right to distribute it.

>>
>> I can also personally promise you that if you e-mail advice at blip.tv
>> and ask that your video be removed from our servers, we’ll do that.
>>
>> We absolutely, positively, 100% believe that your video is yours, and
>> we’ll do what you want us to with it and no more.
>>
>> Does that help?
>>
>> Yours,
>>
>> Mike
>

The Terms of Service as they Read Now

Notice:

When you upload or post content to Blip.tv, that content become public content and will be searchable by and available to anyone who visits the Blip.tv site. Blip.tv does not claim ownership of the materials you post, upload, input or submit to the Blip.tv site. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your content to Blip.tv, you are granting Blip.tv, its affiliated companies and partners, a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish that content for the purposes of displaying that content on Blip.tv or for any other non-commercial use of that content.

and also:

The content on the Blip.tv site, including without limitation, the text, software, graphics, photos, and videos, is owned by or licensed to Blip.tv, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States Copyright Act and trademark laws, foreign laws, and international conventions. Blip.tv reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the website and said content. Other than as expressly permitted, you may not engage in the unauthorized use, copying, or distribution of any of said content.


Granting that I own the copyright of my published work, and if I’ve cc licensed it there is an expression of ownership, they have the right to do whatever they want with your video, without your permission.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *