Owned? Legal terms of video hosting services compared

For the Air Canada article I was researching a video hosting service that would match my requirements of:

  1. Which rights of my work I would have to give away,
  2. what usage rights I could assign to my viewers,
  3. what level of privacy I could expect in terms of disclosure of my data,
  4. and where a service had its legal residence in case of a dispute.

I’ve decided to collect and extend my findings in this post in the hope that it can help others in choosing their preferred video hosting service.

A summary is provided at the end of this post, based on my understanding of the legal terms as a non-lawyer. All excerpts were made on April 25, 2009 unless otherwise stated. Emphasis and comments mine.

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