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  • WeVideo warning.

    Posted by Shane Ross on March 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    WeVideo is a new subscription service that provides cloud editing services. Upload your footage, and edit it anywhere. Post to online media sites. Up to 720p (1080p is an option), with 100GB max of storage at the highest subscription level.

    Word of warning…read the TERMS OF USE:

    Uploading video gives WeVideo “a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable license to reproduce, publically perform, publically display, distribute, and use your user content submitted, posted, created, or transmitted on or through, or otherwise associated with your use of, the Site or Services (collectively your “User Content”) and any WeVideo videos created using User Content solely in connection with the Site and Services.”

    They own whatever you upload. They can use it for whatever purpose they want…including SELL IT:

    “You further grant to WeVideo a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferrable license to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, make, have made, offer for sale, sell or otherwise use any WeVideo video exported from WeVideo and posted on any other WeVideo site or property, such as to the WeVideo Channel, for example, with the right to sublicense each and every such right.”

    Basically you pay them to allow them to sell your final product, or raw footage. If I am reading this right. You get full use as well…they state that as well. But you grant them to do anything they want with the footage too.


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    Ken Cooper replied 2 years, 7 months ago 9 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Mark Suszko

    March 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Geeze, take me out to dinner first, at least….
    (I won’t complete the line, you know it)

    Yeah, that’s a very. bad. deal. for anything better than home movie junk, or something you alweays intended to give away on purpose. You’d have to be nuts to give away the rights like that.

  • Craig Seeman

    March 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    So one might expect down the road a bit, a competing company with an agreement appropriate for content creators who need exclusive control.

    Mixmoov doesn’t mention what their agreement is at all.

  • Herb Sevush

    March 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    [Mark Suszko] “, that’s a very. bad. deal. for anything better than home movie junk”

    Even for home movies, your allowing them to sell your family shots as stock footage. Does not sound like a wise move.

    Herb Sevush
    Zebra Productions
    nothin’ attached to nothin’
    “Deciding the spine is the process of editing” F. Bieberkopf

  • Todd Terry

    March 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I’d like to think “Surely no one will fall for this”… but sadly, I’m betting they will.


    Todd Terry
    Creative Director
    Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

  • John Baumchen

    April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I’m trying to figure out why anyone would want to edit on-line. What’s the advantage?

  • Mark Suszko

    April 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    collaboration with folks from disparate locales.

  • Steve Kownacki

    April 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

    “…any trademarked or copyrighted material, such as a company logo appearing on the clothing of a performer or on a sign in the background for example, must only be used with the permission of the creator or the copyright holder.”

    What about location releases?


    “You agree to indemnify and defend WeVideo and its Affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses….” and it goes on.

    That line right there should make you run away fast.


  • Mike Cohen

    April 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    If I get one more e-mail talking about “the cloud”…

    Someone figured out that “cloud” sounds much hipper than “servers in multiple geographic locations” and now it’s all you hear.

    If it works, who cares what they call it.

  • Ken Cooper

    April 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Shane that is such a great point many people never imagine with a professional service. I also discovered those exact same agreement terms two years ago when I uploaded my copyrighted Photography to get a book published for my self and one for a client. They are just thieves! I confronted them in a very professional manner. They had no shame or defense…just those are our terms.

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