Vimeo bans video game clips

I heard on today's Buzz Out Loud that Vimeo will be banning gaming videos that aren't considered "creative expression." One of the reasons cited had to do with the fact that these videos are "significantly larger and longer than any other genre on Vimeo."

I don't really care one way or another. However, the idea of encouraging your users to behave in a way that you want them to behave is on my mind more and more these days. It sounds from the post as if the concern has to do with the "expense" of uploading / transcoding these videos with the implication that they aren't watched and therefore aren't valuable content. If you want to steer your users toward providing valuable content without needlessly draining your resources on crap, why not create and throttle an upload limit based on the views / ratings of their videos? It sounds easy to do and on the surface appears to reward quality participation.


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