Anyway, I've given up on trying to make you a somewhat caring human being who does seek to prey on the suffering of others. I leave you with the last word and wish you all the worse in all your endeavors seeking to earn money from others work as you did in 2015 and had to change your website.
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Or, more likely:
From your site:
to present DWI disaster stories
https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e6d690e9-48c7-3a39-a547-92c9f0728bcf/nextera-energy-s-stock-falls.html ... which leads to the actual story at Marketwatch.
Last edited by lordsmurf; 18th Sep 2020 at 02:04.
I did some reading. Yeesh. The guy is a whack-a-doodle. Lots of ranting, mostly about (and calling for repeal of) staples like USPS and Social Security. And about 20 years ago, there was a disgraceful resignation after stating cops are enemies that should be killed, something he apparently still believes. He apparently has a hard-on for anarchy, which is really in the same vein of "take stuff others made, and then monetize it". What an a$$hole. Thankfully, others agree, and he got a whopping 2% of the vote in laughable 2018 and 2020 runs for Congress. He's a somewhat infamous crank up in his area.
And now he's an infamous crank here at VH.
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I see he changed the email address on his website again to webmaster, but Mr. T. (think male turkey) Alciere (trying not to get into trouble with mods) has lots more questionable content. In 2015, he was SELLING voter registration details from a free website and claimed something along the lines of the usual scummy, "Just trying to make a living!" and claiming since it was public information he had the right to sell it. That site is still up, but it links directly to the public info website that takes a good bit more to get the info.
And if you look him up on YouTube, he has a bunch of creepy videos, including one really questionable one in which he rants about how if a guy asks a college girl out, then she changes her mind when he gets to her door, [s]he owes him "something" other than just a no!
I found it back when I first started ranting against him and his intentions and couldn't watch until the end. Lots of the comments use the "R" word. *SHUDDER*
Edit: I just checked his YouTube channel and I stand corrected. There are no comments on that video. The comments with the "R" word are on some site, possibly Facebook that linked to the video. "go means go" two years ago!
Edit 2: <Delete on second thought>
Last edited by lingyi; 17th Sep 2020 at 23:07.
At the risk of getting my wrist slapped, can we vote this guy off the island?
A cop went into the 55 degree Pacific Ocean in January 2005 in weather that was so rough that all the surfers were on the beach. He went half a mile into the ocean and rescued my daughter from a rip current. He puller her out about five minutes before she went under. Twenty minutes later, when she was admitted to the hospital, her body temperature was 92.
What do you say to a man who risked his life to save your daughter??
I know what you don't say: "you are scum."
This stuff has got to stop.
(Picture taken by a reporter who heard about the rescue on the scanner. Because of the amazing heroics involved, it was the lead story the next day.)
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This stuff has got to stop.
Indeed, this sort of warped ideology has to end.
You got throttled initially for exceeding the small file storage quota they provide, and you solved that by removing some of your video files.
However, if you have any success at all driving traffic to your site, you'll soon get throttled for exceeding the bandwidth their TOS allows you. That will be a MUCH bigger problem because, if you start getting enough users to cause a bandwidth throttle, your site will go down just as your business is taking off, your users will abandon you, and you will fail.
2. Storage. You are going to need a lot of storage for even a modest amount of video. Low-end hosting companies can't provide what you'll need.
3. Copyright. You obviously understand the issue because your site says that the videos you host have permission from the copyright holder to be shown.
However, getting permission from 1,000+ major market (top 200 cities) TV stations is going to be a long process and, as you have found, most of them will not give you a blanket license to stream their content. Each negotiation could take several months, requiring lots of letters, emails, and phone calls. You'll probably need to hire some sales reps to handle this.
But here is the big issue: if you violate copyright, you will get a cease and desist letter. If you ignore that, you WILL get sued. Even if things don't go that far, the smart lawyers representing the copyright holders will send copies of each cease and desist letter to the company that hosts your content, and it won't take more than two of these for your hosting service to shut you down.
My advice: since you know so little about hosting, you really should try to "prototype" your idea on YouTube where a few copyright strikes probably won't shut you down. YouTube also has the massive advantage of having all sorts of tools to help you drive traffic to your channel. By contrast, for every new website that gets "discovered" and goes viral, there are 100 that languish and disappear as soon as the annual hosting agreement expires.
I suspect that some TV stations want to cover their asses if they realize, to their horror, that their reporter forgot to say "allegedly." They can simply add "allegedly" to the text and delete the video clip, not to destroy the evidence but to cease and desist from defaming the plaintiff's character thenceforward. Even if some Netizens have cached the video, the station is covered because the station forbade the Netizens to do so. This may explain why some stations are happy to allow embedding of their videos, but not copying and hosting them separately.
Thanks for your insights.
(I have a long funny story about sync rights and a project I did for the NSA, and how the famous spook agency found an "end around" the law.)
When you get away from music, you will find that most uses require that you negotiate directly with the copyright holder, just like sync rights. That's what I described above.
It appears to me that YouTube is brokering some of these gray copyright areas because I see thousands of channels which aggregate copyrighted content (e.g., all Jay Leno "headlines" for an entire year), but almost certainly without direct permission of the copyright holder. The copyright holder can assert their rights and have the content removed, if they choose. I have done this on several occasions with several of my more valuable clips which were aggregated in someone else's channel. YouTube had the offending videos taken down within an hour or two.
Just so you know, if you are lucky enough to have your content licensed by a major entity, the going rate is $100/second with a ten second minimum, per clip. I did actually get that for use in a Sony Pictures feature movie that was released worldwide.
My point in disclosing that is that copyright holders sometimes will protect their assets like a lioness protecting her cub. Don't mess with the lion.