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The Goal and Idea of the Video Network is the distribution of High Quality Videos (vhs/dvd quality) over the Internet. It is based on the Open Publishing principle of Indymedia and will allow the Publishing of Copyright Free Videos under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/) The IVDN Project will also bring the diffrent Indymedia- and Alternative-Video Projects together on one Site using Content Syndication. Main Part of this Syndication is a Video-Wire from all the Local IMCs and other alternative Video Projects (in the style of the featureswire on indymedia.org). All articles go also in a Database so we can make a search-engine that allows searching through video content of ALL IMCs and alternative Video Projects. To decentralize the Load and Bandwith will we use a Network of Collecting- and Publishing Server. The content thats published get pushed to both high-bandwidth mirrors (i.e. Archive.org & Ibiblio) and various p2p networks. This would allow Imc to finally be able to do massive online distribution of our video projects. The Goal is that any kind of alternative Video Project is seting up a Video Collector and Publishing / P2P Server. This IVDN Project is "just" another Node in this Network. This Idea is based on the Idea of the v2v.cc Project. It is a combination of v2v.cc and the Indymedia Open Publishing principle.