I just read:
"To upload and embed videos directly onto your blog, you need to purchase VideoPress. The new policy is active since May 6, 2009. All video blogs with active space upgrade before or on May 6, 2009 automatically receive a 1-year free VideoPress subscription."
So does that mean that as of May 6, 2010, all my videos will be yanked? That is pretty sad considering the contract I signed up for with the space upgrade would enable me to upload & share video. That's the product I bought. That's the product I have.
Is WordPress now telling me that they changed the contract between us, without due notification of the revocation of my rights and capabilities, and WordPress will flip a switch killing a good portion of my blog content unless I fork over another $60 a year (on top of the space upgrade $20) !!!
That's pretty sad stuff if it is true. Very out of character for the "underdog*" to do such shady business practices.
I would have expected that those who were early adopters and bought into the space upgrade when it enabled video would be grandfathered until the blog was terminated, or they stopped renewing the space upgrade– just like cell phone contracts keep the initial agreement going after the contract ends. They don't say, "at the end of your 2-year contract, we're gonna take away your capabilities unless you pay us an additional $60 a year" like WordPress is doing.
It was never presented like an "initial offer" that will change after something like "90 days" or 1 year. There was no notice when I bought in to this that said, after 1 year rates will change. No. My agreement was Space Upgrade = video on blog. That's the product I bought.
That's really skeevy business and I seriously hope WordPress reconsiders their stance on this.
The blog I need help with is littlesophia.wordpress.com.