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Awesome Website Redesign in Three Steps

Occasionally, someone solicits my advice for a website redesign, usually with something along the lines of “hey, Cosmo—what are some websites you like that we can imitate?” There are good intentions here, and there’s a time and a place for this sort of casual borrowing of ideas, but generally this is a bad way to […]

vimeobuzz: Vimeo featured in new Apple iPad Ad. HOLD THE EFFING PHONE PEOPLE. Not 15 minutes ago you

vimeobuzz:
“Stats is probably the most important feature in helping Vimeo’s video creators know more about how well their content has been received, as well as who’s watching it.”
Gah! So freakin’ tempting. I would totally pay for Vimeo if I actually took any of my own footage.

Vimeo rolls out ‘stats’ feature for paying users – CNET News

vimeobuzz:
“Stats is probably the most important feature in helping Vimeo’s video creators know more about how well their content has been received, as well as who’s watching it.”
Gah! So freakin’ tempting. I would totally pay for Vimeo if I actually took any of my own footage.

Vimeo rolls out ‘stats’ feature for paying users – CNET News

(via soxiam) Look at MEEEEEEEEEEEEE my company is cheeky.

(via soxiam) Look at MEEEEEEEEEEEEE my company is cheeky.

Marco Thanks for pointing this out (and unsalting me), but you’re wrong. In fact, your statements actually show a pretty serious ignorance toward the legal issues involved in copyright cases, and this case in general. United States law actually provides specific provisions for fair use of copyrighted material, and one of the many factors is whether or not the work is transformative—the fact that this is a lip-dub video may indeed play a role in that. Furthermore the DMCA procedures for protecting content are clear: a takedown request is filed against Vimeo, Vimeo takes down the video and notifies the user. If the user then files a DMCA counter-claim—something I’ve done three times in the past 6 months—Vimeo is bound to put the video back up, and any resulting lawsuit should be aimed at the user, not Vimeo. Capital’s attempt to sidestep the DMCA by saying the presence of some Vimeo staff in a single video is tantamount to an organization-wide effort to encourage the upload copyrighted material—as well as their condescending tone (they claim Vimeo “draws most (if not all) of its appeal from, the use of copyrighted works”)—will almost certainly lead to a repeat of Universal’s unsuccessful DMCA circumvention against Veoh earlier this year. Also, what difference would it make whether or not the music is “big label”? Copyright is copyright, regardless of how litigious the copyright holder is.

Putting big-label music in a video is copyright infringement. It sucks, but that’s the way it is. Whether the content is a lip dub and how lip dubs should be classified is irrelevant.

Being a designer at Vimeo is like playing ball for the Yankees. Attempting to perseverate on the finer points of their aesthetic is would only lead to embarrassing revelations on how little I really know about design. Jobs like these make me wanna punch every sitcom writer who ever put ink to an art school joke. They also make me wish I’d entered the workforce before college instead of after.

I Defy You To Find a More Appealing Job

vimeobuzz:
“Market Share (excluding YouTube) If YouTube is taken out of the equation, the most popular video-sharing service used by bloggers to embed and link to videos is Vimeo (48.7%), followed by Dailymotion (22.2%), MySpace (6.1%) and Google Video (5.3%).” #2 baby!
Saying Vimeo is #2 to YouTube in online video market share is kind of like saying that in furniture market share, Crate and Barrel is #2 to Wal-Mart.

A Look Inside Online Video Engagement – Sysomos.com