ProgramPill

Build an online exercise calendar of Youtube workout videos

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A simple online workout calendar builder for people who follow Youtube workouts, personal fitness trainers / lifestyle coaches, and Youtube personalities/ publishers.

September 26, 2020 Rethinking the idea due potential copyright issues

Became aware of many possible copyright violations that may arise from ProgramPill in its current form:

Copyright infringement on inline linking:
https://abovethelaw.com/2017/11/does-sharing-a-link-to-online-content-amount-to-copyright-infringement/

Copyright infringement due to embeding:
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/5/21281618/instagram-photo-embed-sublicense-copyright-lawsuit-newsweek-mashable

"Link Tax" - Article 15 of the EU copyright directive:
https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/tmt/Reform_of_EU_June

For now, will be iterating it to be more similar to embed.ly
The embed.ly terms of service explicitly move the burden of responsibility to the user to ensure they are not violating copyright:
https://embed.ly/legal/terms

However, this will need a rework of the way information is presented and sourced - to not be liable for the encouragement of copyright infringement.

Wanted to share what I found and was wondering if anyone has any advice on the best way forward?

September 24, 2020 Launched the alpha version of ProgramPill

I have finally pulled the trigger and launched the alpha version of ProgramPill to the great unknown - or at least Indiehackers and Producthunt. It is little more than an MVP at this stage, but it functions well enough for personal use and the sample examples I have created should be able to show value to paying customers.

From this point on, I would love to get any feedback from potential customers / people who find ProgramPill useful for their daily lives.

Check it out at: https://www.programpill.com/

A simple online workout calendar builder for people who follow Youtube workouts, personal fitness trainers / lifestyle coaches, and Youtube personalities/ publishers.