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VidSpace is a video-sharing website based in El Kadsre founded by former Seymour Games employee Tyrrell Takara. Launched in 1997, the site was the precursor to YouTube. As of 2017, over 24 billion videos have been uploaded to the site, while the first 50 were uploaded during its first month of activity.

HistoryEdit

Pre-Alpha TestingsEdit

VidSpace began development in 1992 by Driller Engine programmer Tyrrell Takara, who has previously worked with Seymour Games and other independent developers at the time.

LaunchEdit

The launch of VidSpace was successful during 50 videos upload during a month. To play a video, users must install VidSpace Player, plug-in, WMP, or Flash. Most of the multimedia players added support for VidSpace.

Rise of VidspaceEdit

The success of VidSpace led to creating apps and clones. In 2001, VidSpace launched a premium subscription service, called VidSpace Plus. It allows uploading videos longer, making short films, and playing videos with high quality. 

Modern eraEdit

In November 2004, Vidspace was redesigned to have a clean look, new features, and more choices.

720p HD was introduced in November 2005, making it the first video-sharing website to have high-definition quality. 1080p HD was introduced in November 2007. 4K HD was introduced in 2012. In 2014, VidSpace transitioned to HTML5, allowing playback on iOS and Android devices.

List of VideosEdit

Video Category Upload date Duration Uploader Notes
Me testing my video website project Film & Animation January 17, 1997 (same as launch date) 0:33 Tyrrell Takara First (and oldest) video on the website.
Ben sings Take On Me by aha. January 1, 2007 Ben Gia Tran
We Will Rock You (El Kadsre) August 10, 2016 Also uploaded on YouTube.
Tough Girls Fight January 29, 2017 Also uploaded on YouTube and Vevo.

List of famous VidspacersEdit

ControversyEdit

Anti-piracy measuresEdit

Main Article: Drillimation Studios v. VidSpace, Inc.

When users are on the upload page, users have seen a warning asking them not to violate the Rules of Conduct or any copyright laws. Despite this, there had been numerous unauthorized clips from El Kadsreian shows and anime uploaded to VidSpace, and it's up to the copyright holder to submit a DMCA complaint to remove it. Three successful claims can put a permaban on the offending account. Companies like El TV Kadsre, Drillimation Studios and Mailbox Productions have filed lawsuits over allowing users to upload full episodes of their shows and anime.

In 2002, Drillimation filed mass litigation against VidSpace over large amounts of unauthorized episodes of the anime being uploaded, claiming counterfeiting and piracy. An anti-piracy measure was implemented where copyright holders can submit full uploads of their films, TV shows, music, and other audiovisual content to scan for counterfeits. When a video containing any of that material is uploaded, the copyright holder must decide whether not to allow the content on the site.

In 2004, Mailbox Productions and the BBC filed a lawsuit against VidSpace over full episodes of the English dub of the Sallyish-Amedisan-Irish TV series, Baby Alive. The episodes had a CBBC screen bug in them.

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