Vimeo takes action against gameplay screencasts

Vimeo will no longer accept videos that gamers post of their gameplay, and any existing videos of gameplay will be deleted after September 1. Ostensibly, it has nothing to do with copyright concerns or DCMA notices. The hosting site instead cites two reasons for the action: The service wants to get back to a goal of highlighting "creative expression" which the company feels does not include gameplay screencasts; and the gaming videos are longer, and as larger files, create lag with the service's transcoder.
The post has garnered over 550 comments (and counting) by concerned Vimeo users -- and many of them are not happy.

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