I just have to get this out of my system, before I explode, because it’s something that’s been driving me crazy for a very long time.
YouTube… seriously. Pull your heads out of your collective assholes and do something constructive for a change instead of sitting around like a bunch of idiots, laughing at videos of Hitler finding out his schnitzel got eaten by the dog.
We’ve been having this problem with YouTube for a long time and it just seems to get worse, not better. You see, we’re a media outlet. As a media outlet, we have the express permission of pretty much every developer and publisher on the planet to re-upload and display their trailers and other content, so long as it does not break NDAs and embargoes, which are all based around what can be shown and when. We’ve even gotten this in writing from some of them, and submitted that to the drones at YouTube.
So why is it that shit like this happens? Activision blocked it for a copyright claim? No they didn’t. Not even close, bub. We upload Activision content all the time and while we always get a nasty-gram from YouTube saying “ERMAHGERD CRPR-RRTE” we have never, not once, ever, ever, ever gotten an actual copyright complaint against us.
Not from Activision.
Not from EA.
Not from Sony Online Entertainment.
Not from Cloud Imperium Games.
Not from any-fucking-body ever!
The people at YouTube are so fucking stupid, they even hit a world renowned classical pianist with a copyright claim stating that the video she posted which showed her playing a classical piece was owned by Sony because it was played by one of their artists. Wait, the video shows her playing the piece. How could it belong this other guy? They they refused to reverse the claim because once YouTube / Google makes up their mind, it doesn’t matter what you do. You’re screwed. It’s like trying to get someone out of a concentration camp.
YouTube, smarten up. You’ve been popular because you’ve been the only game in town for a long time. The time is coming, though, where that will no longer be the case. If you keep doing shit like this to people, you may just have a mass exodus in your future.