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Article Based on TV Series "The Tudors"

 
Bhavesh
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on 04/04/2012

Hi,

I am about to publish an article that extracts leadership lessons from the Showtime TV series The Tudors which was TV rated MA (Mature Audiences).

My writing is well below G-Rated (how boring, I know) but the show's official trailer clips I have included from Youtube has some scenes that to some eyes may seem a bit questionable (s*x and violence). I can take these clips out but I think it will take away quite a bit of intrigue and some "good stuff" (political plotting, characters, etc.)

My question to Team Wizzley (and anyone who has some insight on such matters): Is it ok to include these clips or should I take them out? (Or keep a couple and remove the rest?) 

Thanks!

 


chefkeem
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on 04/04/2012

If it's accepted on YouTube, it's probably okay on Wizzley as well. But I know nothing for sure. As a chef, I go by the "Golden Rule": When in doubt, throw it out!


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Jerrico_Usher
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on 04/04/2012

Chef Keem has a good point, I didn't throw this Chinese food away because although I doubted it's freshness, I knew it'd been 3 days since I bought it and I got realllllly sick :)

My rule of thumb on YouTube videos is, if the content itself doesn't violate Wizzley's rules i.e. adult in nature, or anything of the sort, I'd add it. (with provisions that I'll explain next).

If it's on YouTube, a public platform, it's the up-loaders responsibility and the sites responsibility to flag it, remove it, etc... if it's breaking anyone's copyright-

That said, adding it here will not break rules (i.e. a television show you didn't specifically get Warner brothers permission to air on your hub) because your not so much posting it here as you are looking through a window at someone elses post. Technically to use web 1.0 terminology grandfathered into web 2.0's new look and feel- it's an i-Frame that loads content from another site and displays it- but still loading it from, that other site. It's just more seamless than the old school versions of i-Frames.

But the issues you will run into if you suspect it's simply not been found out by YouTube is that eventually that video will be pulled (likely network shows not on the shows own channel, for example will always be pulled at some point), and you will have a dead video on your page.

If your content talks about it, depends on it for clarity, or anything else, you run the risk of your content becoming "dated" and having a gaping hole where a dead video is taking up space and smelling up the room.

You'd have to moderate it daily to make sure it's still working (the same issue goes for those people whose videos only play 25 times before expiring the "window" pane so to speak so be sure it's not limited in views- a total waste of time. (I'm not sure how to find that out, maybe someone else can chime in about that, I just usually find out when the video dies but is still on the url I found it from, just won't load in my page anymore).

I don't know if WZ just doesn't display those videos if the link dies- I know if the link is not valid it won't even let you save the module i.e. on HP I could add a title, save it then later add the video- not possible here- so it may be that it simply disappears if it's become dead...

Just some things to keep in mind, save yourself the torment... as a rule unless the video is being pulled from my own YouTube channel I don't associate the content to it specifically (so no harm done if it dies, just one less video appears on my page (although on other sites you get a carcass of a dead animal when that happens, I'm hoping it just falls off the page here so there's no cleanup needed if you set it up right :)- Chef? care to comment on that?

Jerrico

Bhavesh: 04. Apr 2012, 12:10

Hi,

I am about to publish an article that extracts leadership lessons from the Showtime TV series The Tudors which was TV rated MA (Mature Audiences).

My writing is well below G-Rated (how boring, I know) but the show's official trailer clips I have included from Youtube has some scenes that to some eyes may seem a bit questionable (s*x and violence). I can take these clips out but I think it will take away quite a bit of intrigue and some "good stuff" (political plotting, characters, etc.)

My question to Team Wizzley (and anyone who has some insight on such matters): Is it ok to include these clips or should I take them out? (Or keep a couple and remove the rest?) 

Thanks!

 

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
Bhavesh
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on 04/04/2012

 

chefkeem: 04. Apr 2012, 13:03

If it's accepted on YouTube, it's probably okay on Wizzley as well. But I know nothing for sure. As a chef, I go by the "Golden Rule": When in doubt, throw it out!

Chef, I took your wise counsel and threw out the extra spice! I think it's a good call, although the mischievous in me wonders what could have been. Smile 


Bhavesh
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on 04/04/2012

These are excellent points, Jerrico_Usher. I am of the mind to leave the articles alone and not have to ever look back once published. Makes it a very good idea not to reference the video clips in the write-up ("Watch the clip ____.") and let it stand on its own without the clip.  

Jerrico_Usher: 04. Apr 2012, 14:28

But the issues you will run into if you suspect it's simply not been found out by YouTube is that eventually that video will be pulled (likely network shows not on the shows own channel, for example will always be pulled at some point), and you will have a dead video on your page.

If your content talks about it, depends on it for clarity, or anything else, you run the risk of your content becoming "dated" and having a gaping hole where a dead video is taking up space and smelling up the room. 


Jerrico_Usher
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on 04/04/2012

Thank you Bhavesh (and you can call me simply, Jerrico :)

One way I'd in the past used a video and protected myself from it expiring, is to add a note in a text module/capsule below it with a link directly to the page it's on. The note said simply, the video above may expire, you never know with YouTube, but if it does, or is no longer showing, click this link ___________ to view it on youtube. (make sure it opens in another window so if they end up staying there your article will resurface later and they can continue reading it.

Jerrico

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
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