VidSpace is a video-sharing website based in El Kadsre. Launched in 1997, the site was the precursor to YouTube. As of 2017, over 280 million videos have been uploaded to the site, while the first 50 were uploaded during its first month of activity.
The launch of VidSpace was successful during 50 videos upload during a month. To play a video, you must install VidSpace Player, plug-in, WMP, or Flash. Most of the multimedia players adding support for VidSpace.
Rise of VidspaceEdit
The success of VidSpace, led to create apps and clones. In 2001, VidSpace launched a premium subscription service, called VidSpace Plus. It allows upload videos longer, making short films, and plays videos in highest quality.
In November 2004, Vidspace was redesigned to make a clean look, new features, and more choices.
720p HD was introduced in November 2005, making 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 famous VidspacersEdit
- Main Article: Drillimation Studios v. VidSpace, Inc.
When users are at the upload page, users are 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 and Drillimation Studios 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.