Vine Policy Primer

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A policy primer for the popular video sharing service Vine.

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<ul><li> Terms of Service Policy Primer </li> <li> So you like Twitters latest online video technology? Policy Primer </li> <li> Or you want to become Vine Famous with 6 seconds of footage? (Van Grove, 2013) Policy Primer </li> <li> Perhaps you're just interested in the most popular web app of 2013? (Olanoff, 2013) Policy Primer (Yusupov, 2013) </li> <li> Well before you rush into the world of Vine... Policy Primer </li> <li> consider what these interests and aspirations entail. Policy Primer </li> <li> It is quite common for web users to disregard vital contractual information. (Halbert, 2009) Policy Primer </li> <li> A Terms of Service (TOS) agreement acts as a Social Contract to govern users within an online community. (Halbert, 2009) Policy Primer </li> <li> For Vine users, the TOS may raise some interesting points. Policy Primer </li> <li> Lets take a closer look... Flickr Image By: Tall Chris. CC By 2.0 Policy Primer </li> <li> Upon signing up, you will be asked to verify your identity using an email or Twitter account. (Vine, 2013a) Policy Primer </li> <li> Your user profile information is optional. As Vine is a video sharing platform, all of this information will be made public. So choose wisely! (Vine, 2013a) Policy Primer </li> <li> You are solely responsible for your own public and private content creations. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> The rights for all content created and submitted is still retained by you. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> In fact, you have the right to sell your content and work with external parties. Policy Primer </li> <li> $ Recent examples have seen popular users get thousands of dollars for 6 seconds of video content. (Pathak, 2013) Policy Primer $ </li> <li> If you infringe on copyright law, Vine will remove the content. Policy Primer (Vine, 2013b) </li> <li> If you are a repeat offender, your account may be deleted. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> Did you know Vine can use any of your content, however it wishes? Policy Primer </li> <li> By submitting through its services, Vine gain a worldwide licence to distribute and manipulate your content however it desires. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> This licence also applies to partnering individuals or organisations such as Twitter. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> Promoting and advertising of content comes free of charge with zero compensation to you. (Vine, 2013b) $ Policy Primer </li> <li> This leaves the door open for Vine to EXPLOIT your content commercially! Policy Primer </li> <li> Following a similar line to Twitters Anti-Censorship policy, Vine has applied fairly minimal content restriction terms. (Worstall, 2013) Policy Primer </li> <li> These are your current content restrictions: Deception of others. Violation of the rights of a third party. Threats of violence to others. Is furtherance of illegal activities. Harassment and Spam.(Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> Some believe that these relaxed content restrictions combined with the affordances of Vine, have lead to a problem with pornography. (Worstall, 2013) Policy Primer </li> <li> # Currently, Vine affords you the ability to search for content via hashtags. Policy Primer (Worstall, 2013) # </li> <li> Vine can also limit your storage and usage at any time without notice. (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> You could wake up one day, only to have a limited amount of your content available. Policy Primer </li> <li> In fact, all services provided by Vine may change without any notice (Vine, 2013b) Policy Primer </li> <li> Vine is a very public platform that is constantly evolving in its terms, services and policies. Policy Primer </li> <li> Along with other users, you have the option to decide if this Vine is growing in the right direction for your needs. Policy Primer </li> <li> The End Policy Primer </li> <li> Copyright All additional images are licensed under Australia-Fair dealing, for the purpose of criticism and review. </li> <li> References Halbert, D. (2009). Public lives and private communities: The terms of service agreement and life in virtual worlds. First Monday, 14(12). doi:10.5210/fm.v14i12.2601 Olanoff, D. (2013). Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitters Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apples App Store. Retrieved from http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/08/just-six-months-after-being-acquiredtwitters-vine-hits-1-free-spot-on-apples-app-store/ Pathak, S. (2013). These Vine Celebs Made $10,000 in Six Seconds on Their Mobile Phones. Retrieved from http://adage.com/article/digital/vine-users-team-brands-talent-agency/243773/ Tall Chris. (2005). Magnifying Glass [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallchris/14288135/ Van Grove, J. (2013). Vine famous: Twitter's quirky app unleashes a new wave of video stars. Retrieved fromhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57598951-93/vine-famous-twitters-quirky-app-unleashes-anew-wave-of-video-stars/ </li> <li> References Vine. (2013a). Privacy Policy. Retrieved from https://vine.co/privacy Vine. (2013b) Terms of Service. Retrieved from https://vine.co/terms Worstall, T. (2013). Twitter's Got A Serious Problem With Vine And Pornography. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/01/28/twitters-got-a-serious-problem-with-vine-andpornography/ Yusupov, R. (2013). Vine tops charts [Image]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rus/status/321406005076451328/photo/1 </li> </ul>