When I first posted about our copyrights being infringed upon back in June, I realized that we weren’t the only ones who were very concerned about our rights. Many people put stuff on the Internet without any care of who takes it. After that post, we discovered that there were many people who do care.
Calling all NYC bloggie friends:
My mommy was invited to an awesome invitation-only pet-related event in NYC (pets are welcome), but unfortunately cannot attend. We are looking for one person to go on our behalf — You would be going as an associate of My ParenTime’s Family Community (MyParenTime.com) & BaileyBeGood.com, and would need to gather and send any information (pamplets, brochures, samples, etc) to me. You would also need to write up your experience & offer opinions for a guest blogger spot on BaileyBeGood.com. I would prefer you to have been my friend (commenting back and forth on each other’s blogs, etc.) for at least a few months, and to have your own blog (doesn’t need to be pet-related, though since the event is pet-related, you probably should have pets). If you want more details, you can send me an email and I’ll get back to you. The event is on 11-15-11, and space is limited. Please comment below if you’re interested, or send me an email if you’re curious about this great event (please only contact me if we’ve been commenting back and forth for at least a few months). Thank you woofs! <3
Our good deed…
Yesterday while coming home from a ride in the car, we noticed the car in front of us had slowed suddenly. They swerved out of the way, and then we saw something big in the middle of the road — it was a large, hard-shell turtle!! Mommy didn’t have time to stop, so she positioned the car so the turtle would go right under us, down the middle of the car. Since there were a ton of cars behind us, we couldn’t stop, and we couldn’t pull over because we had already driven too far. So mommy kept going until the next turn-around.
When we finally got back to where the turtle was, a lady had already stopped her car, pulled over, got out, picked up the turtle and put him down in the grass on the divider. Mommy opened her window and asked if he was OK. The lady told us that after she pulled over, the car behind her hit the turtle. Poor thing! It was OK before that. He was pretty badly damaged and he was bleeding, but he was still alive. He wouldn’t come out of his shell though.
After talking with the lady, we thought it was best to bring the turtle with us to the wildlife center near us — they have a wildlife hospital and would take care of the turtle if he could be saved. We don’t have any pictures, because there was no time — it would take at least 20 minutes for us to get there, and we didn’t even know if the turtle would make it. Mommy opened the back of the car and took out a towel, and the lady put the turtle inside it. It was then that mommy noticed how badly damaged the turtle was on the top and bottom. But he was still alive.
We all raced to the wildlife center, and when mommy took the turtle out of the back, she saw his little face poking out of his shell. She was so happy that it was still alive. The wildlife center said we could check back on the turtle this Monday, to see whether they were able to save him. I will let you know what happens.
Now for You YouTube Content Publishers…
Nala and I are on YouTube, are you?
I’ve been uploading my videos to YouTube for almost a year now — as of today, I have more than 50 videos! I embed my videos on my own website here as well, and enjoy sharing them with all my website visitors.
I used to think that once I uploaded a video to YouTube, it would only be shown on YouTube — I didn’t realize that when I allowed myself to embed my own video on my own website, that I was giving others permission to embed my videos on their website as well. During this year I learned a lot. I discovered that anyone could download a copy of my own videos for their own use (how would I know if they uploaded my video somewhere?) — the latest version of RealPlayer allows anyone to download videos, and also there are websites that help you save videos from YouTube (or other video sites). For example, if you just place “pwn” in front of your YouTube video link, you will see various links where you can download your video.
Here’s How it Works:
One of my video links:
Link to download my video: http://www.pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=qCwHBNMjkVU
Why not try it with one of your own videos?
A couple of sites where you can download any video, are: http://keepvid.com (no download — just put the video URL in the box); http://clipnabber.com (free download). Of course, you cannot upload any video that is copyrighted by someone other than you.
Choose Your Privacy Settings:
When I first upload a video, I make them private until I have all the settings correct and I check to make sure the video plays as I intend it to.
When you upload videos to YouTube, you’ll have a choice of 3 different privacy settings:
- Public (anyone can search for and view)
- Unlisted (anyone with the link can view)
- Private (only people you choose can view)
After I upload a video and it’s ready for viewing, I set it to Public. Even though I have my videos displayed on my own website here, I want visitors to be able to find my videos on YouTube. In my own opinion, if I didn’t want people on YouTube to see my videos, I would not have uploaded them at all. But you do have a choice.
Should You Allow Embedding?
In addition to the above privacy settings, you should choose whether or not you want to allow other websites to embed your videos on their own websites. You can either choose:
- Yes, external sites may embed and play this video, OR
- No, external sites may NOT embed and play this video.
I currently allow other websites to embed my videos. I guess I have visions of one day having one of my videos seen by someone who will share it with tons of people. Even if none of my videos get widely seen, wherever my videos get embedded, I have my copyright and domain name on each of my videos. If it’s one of those video-embedding websites such as: PKTube from One Pakistan, or WN Network, World News, Inc, my videos will be seen by visitors to these websites (yours will too if you allow embedding). These are two websites out of an unknown number of websites that embed YouTube videos, and are another platform that helps to get the name out about Bailey Be Good!
Another thing that other sites are NOT supposed to do (but they do), is include thumbnails of your videos (screen shots). That’s against YouTube’s agreement. So if you see any thumbnails of YOUR videos, you can ask other sites besides YouTube to take them down. I’ve noticed thumbnails of my videos on other sites that embed my videos, but I have decided to leave them at this time.
Monetizing on Your YouTube Videos (Revenue Sharing):
I had always wondered how I could display my Google Adsense ads on my YouTube videos… then I did some searching. You have to be invited to monetize on your videos. How do I know? I was contacted by YouTube to monetize on my own videos. I already had an Adsense account, so it was very easy to add advertisements to my videos. The only videos I can’t monetize on, are videos that contain copyrighted information. I have four such videos: two of them include music, one of them is copyrighted by another family member (who has given us permission to use the video on our website), and the last includes television visuals. If you’re planning on monetizing on your own YouTube videos, you should keep this in mind. If you have anything copyrighted in your video that you do not hold the copyright to, you cannot list that video for monetary gain at YouTube.
When YouTube contacts you and tells you that your videos are now enabled for monetization, you will need to fill out the following information for each video you want to monetize on:
As per YouTube:
“Before changing your monetization options, please tell us about your video. Does your video contain the following content? (Select all that apply)
- Graphics and pictures (including photographs and artwork)
- Movie or TV visuals
- Video game or software visuals
- Performances (including concerts, events, and shows)
- Music (including lyrics, cover songs and background music)
Please describe your content below. If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, please be sure to include details about your ownership of the necessary rights or explicit permission to commercially use all video material. You must possess all the necessary distribution rights in all content (including music) in the video. (1000 character limit)* (Required)”
YouTube states that “if your video is not approved for revenue sharing, it may be removed from YouTube.” Read the guidelines for monetizing on your YouTube video.
If I am not sure if I have something in my video that is copyrighted by someone else (for example, one of my videos has a small image of Bart Simpson on a magnet on my refrigerator), I’ll mention this in my comments. I also ask nicely that my video not be removed if it happens to not be accepted for Revenue Sharing… and I always say ‘thank you.’
I hope this post helps you with your YouTube videos! If it has, please let me know. I’d love to hear your experiences with YouTube!
Happy Sunday woofs & hugs, friends! <3
~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl)
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