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Vimeo's terms of services clrearly states:

Non Commercial Use Only

If you need a site to power your business' videos, please try one of the many commercial video hosts out there. We remove commercial content that violates our Guidelines without warning.

However, it seems Dropbox is using a Vimeo video on its homepage to showcase their product. Is this against the terms of use? Is this tolerated?

[I'm asking because I am considering to do something similar for my homepage.]

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They have likely some sort of private agreement. –  Lohoris Oct 7 '11 at 9:27
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Dropbox is probably using Vimeo PRO, which gives them additional commercial rights. vimeo.com/pro –  Jin Oct 7 '11 at 9:28
    
Justin, please read our FAQ … all but one of your questions are sooner or later going to be closed. YouTube / Vimeo is an online service, not computer software, therefore off topic. Especially legal issues. –  slhck Oct 7 '11 at 9:44
    
@slhck: Thanks. Could you suggest a more appropriate place? –  Randomblue Oct 7 '11 at 9:46
    
If you have specific questions about the usage of YouTube, consider looking at Web Applications. Implementation of websites (thus concrete programming problems with HTML, CSS, JS) are better asked on Stack Overflow. Just make sure your question fits the FAQ. –  slhck Oct 7 '11 at 9:51
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i'd suggest asking dropbox and vimeo. Particually when legal matters are concerned. Nothing anyone says here can be conclusive.

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