(also posted in diaspora here)
I've been looking into it, and found some cool vids!
I worry about the #copyright infringements there, and hope it never gets attacked by companies claiming stupid copyright infringements
like they do at Youtube, because it would be such a mess...
Anyway, ethicalities first:
I very much appreciate that people are uploading talks, music and short projects such as animations, dance videos, music, etc. But I
can never be sure if these videos are indeed theirs, and I'd like to find people's #owncontent, to find what people can really do
"no attachments to companies and capitalism". That is my interest and view, of course.
- Problem is if those who own everything of the content explicity say they own, and it becomes a "code" to say so, well, copyright
infringements can be carried with much more ease, and that actually pressures the whole community to a single objective, which is to
own all content. And, knowing the so-called system, once all are prosecuted, they will find tinier and tinier details to
prosecute and fuck people over. So users and servers should agree what they want for their uploads, and that influences directly
into federation policies (as in "agreements", agreeing with each other, not documentation). So the legal aspect of it must be
discussed pronto, to preserve uploaders and servers around the world.
On further notes, I acknowledge there are much discussion about #copyleft, #mashup, remix, "I bought this Vinyl I am playing",
"all property is theft" but we are not quite there yet. I believe we should find commonground to survive company harassment and
build the new until #freedom is at hands finally.
If they agree on mixing copyrighted material and people uploading their own content, I'd personally like to join servers that
doesn't (or make my own). Which brings the question: If I upload my music to server
X is federated, how
Y will know I own this content? If they can't, should
Y stop federation with
X altogether? If
Z doesn't care for copyrighted material, could
Y stop federation with
Z and be accused of
censorship of people that posts their own content to
If it comes to a separation of owned-content only servers, will users who own their content feel personally damaged because they
uploaded their content to
Z, and now aren't being viewed by
Y? And if this separation is done, does
that make it easy for companies to shut down the other servers, thus undermining the more than 300 servers out there? Should I talk
to a therapist to treat my rambling and pedantism? (joke's on you, I already do)
- I've been surfing a little on some servers, and picked some videos to search on other servers, to test #federation, and I can
atest that not every server is federated. I'm not nitpicking of course, I tested it throughly. Is there any servers you
recommend? Also, is it a project at all to federate every server?
- Countries and language: I'd love to see closed captions soon! I'd suggest a feature to tag by country or language or
none if the uploader chooses so. Maybe it could be a practice to tag it, though it is a work-around.
I'd love to discuss and talk about it further! That said, I leave a video that I found today, enjoy!