Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

On Thursday, Jul 1, 2004, at 21:06 America/New_York, Adrian Miles wrote:
> On 28/06/2004, at 5:30 AM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
>> 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.
> yep, though you can include it in the movie too if you wish. in my case
> i have one blog which is only video, another blog which offers
> commentary. the link in the video goes to the commentary page. i ahve
> put textin movies before, but they just end up too much as closed
> objects.

You can use XSPF to associate the HTML info page with the video. See
the /playlist/trackList/track/info element. After that it only remains
for tools to make the info link accessible, which is the case for
Webjay at least.

>> 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!).

Sigh. I'll do one last comment on the deeplinking fallacy.

A link is a link. Don't make linkable objects that you don't want
people to link to. There is no moral dimension to it, this is just a

If the thing you want to do is force people to see your HTML, then you
are an HTML blogger rather than a videoblogger.

If the thing you want is to be sure that your HTML is associated with
your video, there are many ways to do it, including XSPF, Webjay and
SMIL. But in any case, people will be going to your video before they
decide to visit your HTML.

If the thing you want is attribution, there are many ways to do it. If
you want to do it in the container document, XSPF, Webjay and SMIL
support this. If you want to do it in the video itself, which seems
like a really good idea to me, your video editor will have a tool to
overlay text. Your HTML is not necessary.

If the thing you want is to limit your upload bandwidth, you have many
ways to do it. The simplest way is to make bad video and be hostile to
your potential viewers. The only sensible route in the short term is
to put a cap on uploads at your ISP. The hardest route, which is also
the only possibility in the long run, is to find ways to share the
bandwidth pain.

It is simply wrong — not just a little wrong, 100% wrong — to think
that showing a video out of context is against the law.

Of course, you are always free to ask Webjay to suppress links to your
content: But this is like asking Blogger to
not allow user links to your writing. Unless you are unusually skilled
and clever, it's probably not a good idea.

– Lucas