Re: deeplinking considered n/a
> As we've mentioned, there are two issues at work here: bandwidth and > context. The first is a technical issue, probably best addressed by > things like freecache.org or bittorrent. Thanks for bringing up context, Ryan. It was on my list, but I'm currently sidetracked by Denmark playing the European Championship's semifinals (0-0 so far, thanks for asking). In my world there's deeplinking and then there's deeplinking. Deeplinking to a page within a site structure - eg. linking to <http: //www.solitude.dk/about.php> instead of <http://www.solitude.dk/> - is something I encourage. That's how hypertext work, and that's what makes it great. This is different from deeplinking directly to a movie file. In my world, anyway. Movies aren't hypertexts. The movies we're making now aren't hypermedia either. They are dead ends on the world wide web and as you say: Alone they have no context. The context is provided in the videoblog entry. The HTML page that describes the video and either displays a video window or has a link to the video file. So when I create a video entry what I'm saying is. Here's a work I created: It's a videoblog entry consisting of some hypertext (HTML) *and* an embedded video. Then normal copyright laws applies: Distributing another's work without their permission is a no-no. This will include showing the video out of context (in my world! I am not a laywer!). I'm paying money to make my work available to the world. If someone is presenting my work in a context I don't want it to be presented in I have copyright on my side all the way. When that someone is actually making me pay more money to have my work presented out of context I will get just a little bit annoyed. As Peter has pointed out it's pretty easy to prevent these things with .htaccess files. I haven't made such a file first of all because I haven't made more than one video and secondly because I think all people are good people until proven otherwise. :o) So keep the world wide web alive by linking to the HTML page and not the video file. It is only fair to the author. - Andreas PS. I have a very idealistic approach to how I think copyright should work. I would like all non-commercial uses to be free of charge, but at the moment someone is making money distributing or using some of my work I fully intend to get paid.