License Overview

We have various license options available to those needing to use our content.

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The Marketplace

Interested in earning from videos you have captured?

At Mapcident, we offer the ability to earn money from footage of incidents you have captured. You caught it, someone else has a use for it, the marketplace is here to put your content in the hands of those who have use for it, and, where we can, get you paid for it. Content hosted on Mapcident may be monetized in multiple ways: licensing the content for use by others, advertising alongside your content and/or placing it in compilations. All of these routes are open if you submit videos.

How does it work?

To earn from your content, you only need to create an account, upload your video using the button at the top of this page, and complete the upload process.

By uploading, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service, with this agreement, we will start monetizing your content immediately.

How much will I be paid?

It entirely depends on the content and how it attracts interest through the monetization options discussed. For example, a once-in-a-humanities-existence event might be attract many people buying licenses for re-broadcast, another entertaining video might not sell any licenses, but might attract audiences who watch it and earn advertising revenue, which would depend on how popular it became.

Our current license base rates range $5-$750 USD, but could be much higher in certain cases. Note that these rates can be adjusted per video using the 'license multiplier' which is usually 1.00 for a given video, unless it is of particular value.

How will I be paid?

We will pay you, monthly, for income generated by your content, as long as the amount owing is in excess of $10 (USD). We use PayPal to distribute your earnings. If you are in an area that does not support PayPal, we will find a way of getting funds to you.

Does it cost me anything?

For licenses sold, you will receive the full amount the license is sold for. The buyer pay's a commission on their order(currently 20%) to us. For advertising and other monetization, it is a little more complicated and we will pay you a portion of earnings, depending on costs incurred.

Am I giving up my rights to the video I upload?

No. While your content is published on Mapcident, we have the right to monetize it on your behalf, however you remain the owner so can use it as you wish. You can withdraw the content from Mapcident at any time, at which point we will cease monetizing the content and it's all back to you.

What can I upload?

The scope is wide, but there are things that are not allowed, we use a traffic light system, Green (safe for everyone), Orange (unsuitable/inappropriate for public viewing, but likely useful to controlled audiences), Red (illegal or of no benefit to anyone and is not welcome on Mapcident), see our Content Guidelines for more.

What is an incident?

Something, as decided by you, that is unusual and/or unexpected, and that might be of interest to others.

Who wants my videos?

A big question, but let's have a go. The potential users of videos can be as diverse as the videos themselves, but as an idea of uses, the following might give you an idea:

  • Vehicle Accident Footage:
    • Insurance company to help decide a claim.
    • Driver-less car company who needs the accident videos to 'train' their cars to recognise and avoid accidents.
    • Municipal/Road Safety organizations who may use individual or groups of videos to understand issues with their road networks, e.g. Junction X has many incidents where Y happens, can we improve the design?
  • Criminal Acts:
    • Law Enforcement using groups of videos to identify patterns in the behaviours and areas a criminal operates.
    • Community groups trying to protect property and mitigate against crime and raise awareness.
  • Natural Events:
    • Teachers showing children the effects of landslides, typhoons, volcanoes etc to students.
  • Terrorist incidents:
    • Safety organizations trying to mitigate against terrorist actors.
    • Security equipment companies trying to understand terrorist threats.
  • Wildlife doing it's thing.
    • Parks planning.
    • Understanding the animal behaviour and the effects of humans on wildlife.

All of the above examples may also have uses for:

  • Academic Research.
  • Media, for reporting and rebroadcast.