BasharOfTheAges wrote:AceD wrote:>implying it matters who posts it, it ends up under your name so its irrelevant.
It's very relevant. If someone actually wanted to participate in the community they'd be there posting it themselves.
What if they don't know whether they want to participate or not? i.e. amvnews is still primarily a Russian site. Many editors non-Russian editors wouldn't even know about it.
In any case, when you release an AMV online, it does become public domain to an extent. I think as long as due credit is given, there's not really an issue for the video to be presented to an audience elsewhere. In that sense I completely support AMVnews' modus operandi on this - it's not an editor-centric website at all. It's a "news" site that's meant to feature content for fans to watch, and as such it works by selecting that content from a large base of public content. The fact that both editors themselves and other people can suggest content and are involved in the process of selecting content to get featured on the front page is kind of a very good thing.
IMO if you've made a video and made it available online, you WANT it to be featured to audiences elsewhere. If you have a problem with public domain and fair use, then I don't know why you're in this hobby.