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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 2018, over 26 billion videos have been uploaded to the site, while the first 50 were uploaded during its first month of activity.

History

Pre-Alpha Testings

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.

Launch

The launch of VidSpace was successful during 50 videos upload during a month. Users are required to install VidSpace Player plug-in, WMP, or Flash to play a video. Most of the multimedia players added support for VidSpace. The offices were in El Kadsre City whilst the servers and international mainframe operations were based in Glonisla.

Rise of Vidspace

The success of VidSpace led to creating apps and clones. In 2001, VidSpace launched a premium subscription service, called VidSpace Plus. The service allowed users to upload longer videos (such as making short films), playing videos with high quality, and trying new features earlier than other users. 

Modern era

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 Full HD was introduced in November 2007. 4K Ultra HD was introduced in February 2010. In 2013, VidSpace transitioned to HTML5, allowing playback on iOS and Android devices.

Noteable Videos

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.
Never Illegally Download Education December 15, 1998 0:32
Pokemon and Trainers in the El Kadsre! Film & Animation August 19, 2004 4:02
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.
Ethanol trains across the El Kadsres Lifestyle August 15, 2017 12:11 Timothy Schönbächler Also uploaded on YouTube and El Kadsre Railfanning Portal
EKRail in North El Kadsre No. 1 Lifestyle May 12, 2018 7:08 Also uploaded on YouTube and El Kadsre Railfanning Portal

List of famous VidSpacers

Other well-known VidSpacers

Controversy

Anti-piracy measures

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, CinéGroupe, 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. Many of the counterfeits contained Fuji TV, TV Asahi, ABC, Teletoon and even ETVKK screen bugs, mainly from VHS recordings. 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.

In 2008, CinéGroupe and Sesame Workshop filed a lawsuit against VidSpace over full episodes of Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat being uploaded to the website. The episodes had PBS Kids Sprout, Jetix Play UEKN, and ETVKK screen bugs in them. The lawsuit was dismissed as most of creator Amy Tan's works aren't copyrighted in El Kadsre, where the website is based.

In 2017, Madman Entertainment and Tatsunoko Production filed a lawsuit against VidSpace due to full episodes of Samurai Pizza Cats being uploaded to VidSpace. Most of the episodes had El TV Kadsre 5 and Boomerang UEKN screenbugs in them. The lawsuit was dismissed as the show was in the public domain in El Kadsre for several years after Saban's rights to the show expired.

Use of VidSpace as a Team Crimson recruit tool

VidSpace fell into controversy during the 2002 holiday season due to it being accused of serving as a recruiting tool for the Minecraftian extremist group Team Crimson. The Daily Minecraftia reported that the attacks in Rockton, Daiyashin in December 2002 were carried out by Crimsonites using the site, with the main perpetrator pledging his allegiance to Team Crimson through a video he posted the day before the attack.

VidSpace disabled the account of the main perpetrator after he was arrested by the FBI at an airport when he attempted to board a flight from Rockton to Minecraftia City. As a response, VidSpace updated their Rules of Conduct stating that terrorist organizations were no longer allowed to use the site for any means, including recruitment.