I am looking for advice about hosting streaming video. I started using Youtube, but I've run into a serious problem with something called ContentID. Almost everything that I upload is flagged with bogus claims of copyright ownership by names such as "GoDigital MG For a Third Party", "Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society", and most recently "EMI". I don't know what any of these companies are, but they don't own the content of my videos. I've appealed each bogus claim, but that takes time, and now I've run into one that refuses to back off. "EMI" had my video's audio deleted within an hour of uploading it, and despite filing an appeal, the audio continues to be muted with no further notification about why there is no audio in the stream. It's been two days, and the appeal is being ignored. Unfortunately, to stream video costs money. I looked at Vimeo, but it's going to cost me $199 per year, plus storage costs. Places like SmugMug and ZenFolio also cost $100 to $200 per year, and they put limits on video sizes and lengths. Hosting it myself also has a price, so I won't be able to share videos for free anymore. Why did Google allow this to happen to Youtube, letting bogus companies run rampant across the network, claiming ownership on everything and everyone they please? I noticed that Google's Image Finder allows my copyrighted photos to be freely redistributed, but I can't freely distribute my videos on Youtube. What a hypocrisy! I want to be able to start the video stream on-demand at any point in the video. I'd also like to have mobile device support for the video player, and universal operating system and browser support. I can justify some annual cost, but not hundreds of dollars at the moment. What are my alternatives?