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Regarding the Mass Video Takedown

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

UPDATE: I've been accepted into Dailymotion's official program. My videos will be distributed through them from here on out.


I’ve been purged from Blip.tv.


Since their company was bought out, they have drastically changed their user policies in ways that have completely screwed over a wide variety of independent content creators (especially internet reviewers) including myself and several TGWTG personalities. Due to their new Terms of Use policies, they have decided to purge a large number of their users. In July, I was blocked from uploading videos, and as of yesterday, my entire account and everything uploaded to it has been deleted.


Now this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of The Necro Critic. However, this does mean that I can’t upload anything until I find a new video host that will let me monetize my videos. While I do have a YouTube account that I have most of my videos on, their particular approach to copyright and fair use is a constant pain to deal with. Considering the fact that I’ve spent the past two months trying to dispute alleged copyright claims from the Spanish distributor of one of the movies I’ve reviewed, YouTube isn’t exactly a viable option in that department.


Now, I know some of you are wondering why I’m putting such a high priority on monetizing my videos. It’s true that when I started out that this was just a hobby that I was doing for fun. However, I’ve recently been struggling to keep up with the hardware required to make my videos. On top of that, a few months ago the bandwidth for my website had exceeded the amount that Webs.com allows for a free account. So thanks to webhosting fees, equipment costs, software updates/upgrades, and various personal finances, I have reached the point where producing videos for free just isn’t an option anymore.


So until I can figure out a solution to my video-hosting dilemma, my videos will remain unavailable from this site. Until then there’s always my Youtube and Facebook page. If you guys have any ideas or suggestions as to how I can handle this situation, feel free to comment to let me know.



PS: I'm still working on the my next review. Expect to see it shortly after I find a new video host.


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Reply Rae G
1:29 AM on February 15, 2015 
You need to review the Lawnmower Man 1 and 2, those movies are bad especially the 2nd one xD

I miss seeing your reviews, hope to see more soon from you again Necro Critic
Reply trickman
5:36 PM on September 24, 2014 
have you uploaded anything since nice love boat if so what its been a while scince I've been here
Reply Jukain
11:11 PM on September 17, 2014 
Hey Necro, glad to see the videos are back up and so quickly!!

Do you still have the one video where you did Spoony's Top Ten Worst Jokes?

I can't seem to find that one anywhere.
Reply Bluemagus
1:56 AM on September 13, 2014 
I think I can help you out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bluemagus Here's my youtube channel https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluemagus/176664282366497 and my official facebook fan page

Shoot me an email when you get the chance and I'll see if we can find a solution to your mass video take-down problem. As someone who combats Copyright claims on a weekly basis, I might be able to find a way for you to upload your videos to youtube without many headaches.
Reply The Lar Theorem
7:23 PM on September 12, 2014 
Lame
Reply Jack Skyblue
5:22 PM on September 12, 2014 
Hey I might know a solution for the video problem:

My Blip account got deleted a year ago and a few months ago I signed up to Zippcast where I uploaded all my reviews and other videos and it's really sweet.^^

I really hope that you'll find a solution for your video upload problem and I really love your work! :D
Reply RIkuKH
5:03 PM on September 12, 2014 
Have I missed some of your videos.....? Been following mostly your youtube account... when it still was active. I really hope to see more videos from you.
Reply Jukain
4:32 PM on September 12, 2014 
MissBlack's reply was more or less what I was gonna suggest. The biggest reward would be more content, because that's what we as fans really want. You don't have to have grandiose plans from the start, as you can always add more incentives and more milestone goals later if it really kicks off and gets big.

You might start off with milestone goals of being able to make videos at a steadier pace, or to get better hardware/software to make making videos easier/higher quality or that kind of thing. Maybe even a props budget to help your side comedy scenes that much funnier.

As for incentive ideas, small rewards are the way to go, things that you would be comfortable with or things that you would be able to do, to give your supporters just a little extra. Ideas for exclusive videos might be like outtakes or behind the scenes or commentary or something like that. Maybe toss out some physical stuff like t-shirts too. It doesn't have to be super special amazing, because we're really supporting you because we like what you do and want to see more.

I'm sure if you took at look at a few Patreon pages as an example you could find some stuff that would work for you.
Reply WarriorNun
4:19 PM on September 12, 2014 
Good luck to you, Sir, I love your reviews -salute-
Reply MissBlack
3:57 PM on September 12, 2014 
necrocritic says...
I have looked into it. The problem is, I have no idea what kind of incentive rewards I could possibly offer.


Some common rewards that work are making your videos available earlier to people who donate, being available to chat with those fans at certain dates, making exclusive posts/reviews, answering questions from them in your videos, taking review suggestions from those who donate a lot... I'm sure there are more ideas out there. Problem is, this requires regular and more constant update, considering that people would be donating monthly.

In many cases, people who donate don't want anything special, they just want the old stuff that otherwise wouldn't be produced. In your case, if donating money means more videos, I would donate for sure.

By the way, is Vimeo an option?
Reply necrocritic
3:13 PM on September 12, 2014 
Jukain says...
Have you considered starting a Patreon? It seems to be a fairly popular approach for a lot of people lately.

I have looked into it. The problem is, I have no idea what kind of incentive rewards I could possibly offer.
Reply Jukain
1:24 PM on September 12, 2014 
Have you considered starting a Patreon? It seems to be a fairly popular approach for a lot of people lately.
Reply Usajik
11:48 AM on September 12, 2014 
I'll help with the search. I'd love to see more of your videos.

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