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  1. Hey, AJSA. My name is Arnar Kristinsson. I live in Iceland and I started 3 months ago on Youtube. But Unfortunately I'm constantly being harassed by copyright claims on my videos, especially on my gaming videos. For example, I'm playing Uncharted 4 (you can see it on my channel) and there's music in the background. If there is slightly heard music in a licensed game that I paid for myself, it gets claimed. It's really difficult for me to get successful with this stupid system. Will somebody help me? Please give me advise. I will be so glad.
  2. Where do I even begin with this crap... It all began yesterday at around 4am in the morning. Actually it was 9am when I got word that several of my YouTube videos were taken down by copyright infringement. Guess who decides to do this? Arc System Works. Yep. The very same company that are responsible for fighting games such as Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax & the Guilty Gear franchise. Why? Because I was uploading story mode footage of last year's game, Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend. Hell, I even did Blazblue Chronophantasma back in 2014 in a time when my channel was actually growing. Sadly, shit like this came back to bite me in the ass. To make matters worse, I had gained four strikes ove rthe span of nine hours, which in turn terminated my YouTube account of almost ten years. Fortunately I was able to get it back... on the condition that I had to remove any and all videos relating to their content and that includes story mode and arcade mode. I did that and I got my channel back but the damage was already done. Was this shit worth terminating my account for? No. But deleting more than 100 videos of Arc System Works games was worth saving my YouTube account? Yes. Which is why I've made a decision. I've decided that I'll be no longer covering any more games made by Arc System Works. In a way, I'm boycotting them. Although I do love the company when it comes to their games, I detest them when it comes to copyright along with what to do & not to do with their games. Fuck them. Seriously. Fuck them to hell. I really look forward to the upcoming Blazblue Central Fiction but as of now, it's unlikely. Truthfully, I won't even enjoy any of their games ever again. The good news is that I'm back on YouTube & in good standing. Sadly this is the last straw. All I can do is just sigh and shudder because I feel that this company is one less company I'll be buying from them for the foreseeable future.
  3. Hey everyone. I recently found out that the US version of Senran Kagura: Estival Versus will not contain the DLC characters from the Ikki Tousen series. This got me thinking about other times content had to be changed, removed, or even having the whole game not being released outside of Japan. There are multiple reasons why a Japanese game may not be export, such as costs of localizing, lack of audience, or lack of interest in putting in the extra work. However, what we are going to be talking about is licensing and copyright. For those who do not know, copyright works a bit different in Japan. I am not an expert on this stuff, but barring the aforementioned Senran Kagura, I can name two games from the top of my head whose music has been altered. Those two games are Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and Bleach: Soul Resurrection. Another game affected would be JoJo: All Star Battle. My otakus out there who follow JoJo's Bizzare Adventure know about the massive amounts of musical references, and you should also know how that affects the names and subtitles also. Going slightly off topic, those who watch One Piece will also know of another instance of these issues affecting the international release. Are there any other times where this has happened? Please let me know.
  4. Just FYI and hoping the issue can be resolved quickly: Joe's latest video, "The Top 10 Gaming Controversies of 2014" has been removed from YouTube because of a copyright claim by BroTeamPill.
  5. The more reasonable Boogie version below: AlphaOmegaSin's take on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5aVNFlAmqA So yea, ContentID bullshit is coming to the live streams on Twitch. This is not going to make Joe happy either.
  6. Is it possible to host someone else's monitised video on my channel but allow all the revenue to go to the original uploader? I would like to do this and make only cosmetic changes to videos, and so not changing the content of videos, but using the tools YouTube provides, to add some superficial elements to videos. I would not be enhancing videos nor creating unique works, therefore, in my opinion, I have not right to earn directly from those videos. I expect it is easy for YT to implement such a feature because this is possible when someone makes a copyright infringement claim. The adverts revenue can go directly to the claimant. If only YT allowed users to make claims on videos without it resulting in penalties that can compromise accounts. I believe such a system would be workable and desirable so long as both parties are in agreement.
  7. I'm going to start off with a very brief explanation of what has happened on YouTube, what this incident is and link you to AJ's videos on this, as well as the videos of a couple of other channels if you are interested (TotalBiscuit and Ohmwrecker, who both show different perspectives). There's lots more out there too but I feel these videos show three good opinions on the topic. AJ's videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQfHdasuWtI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAi81_uvztM TotalBiscuit's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JqjDhuPFaQ OhmWrecker's videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB9pCFzZfLg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2gswdiH3VE Now, I don't expect you to watch the hours of content in these videos, and I'll summarise what happened, who the major players are and who the blame may fall with on this. I'm not some insider, just a viewer who has tried to amalgamate the core things which have occurred and thus may be wrong and this whole thing will be a little subjective to what I see as happening. Before the incident, and the roles of Networks First we start off with what the situation was 'before' all this happened. Basically, MCN (Multiple Channel Networks), which I will refer to as Networks, cover a lot of the channels people watch, especially the bigger channels. These Networks offer a deal whereby the people under these networks - the individual channels such as AngryJoeShow - were protected and immune to the Copyright ID system, immunity from the upload checks were randomly YouTube will demand you submit evidence you have the rights to what you are uploading and they 'verify' it, and received some (albeit limited) protection from takedown strikes and channel closure. The Networks offer legal cover, and basically work by 'promising' YouTube (i.e. Google) that the channels under their network will not be uploading copyrighted content. The deal there is that the channel says they will police the channels under them rather than youtube having to do it, which is good for everyone. In return, the channel pays a cut of its ad revenue to the network, ranging from (it seems) 30-50%. The network also offers bonuses such as (not a comprehensive list): Easy monetisation (hassle-free on the channel's end) Promotion of the channel to a wider audience Events (often paid/sponsored) such as tournaments, battle royales, and real-life stuff like the Pacific Rim thing. The 'problem' The problem with this system is that it seems the networks were not doing much, or anything, to manage the channels under them like they promised Google they would. If this is the case or not is debatable but it seems like companies complained to YouTube that these partners were infringing copyright and google decided to act on this. Again if this is correct, or the right thing to do, is debatable and I won't get into it here. So what Google did was changed the way the whole system worked. The new policy was that networks had to make their channels either 'Managed' or 'Affiliates'. Managed channels continued the deal as it was before - i.e. free from hassle with copyright ID, upload checks etc. Meanwhile Affiliate channels lost those protections - which are the main point of being with a network. However, the reason not to have all channels managed is that if there is a strike against a managed channel, the network is also penalised, up to and including being shut down totally. The impact on individual channels The channels impacted are those that were made 'affiliate' channels - which appears to be more than 90% of channels. What happened is that they lost the protections from Content ID and upload checks. Thus, hundreds of channels with thousands upon thousands of videos suddenly became un-immune from Content ID, and the automated ID system went through all those thousands of videos and flagged any they thought breached copyright. As we can see, more often than not this 'scattershot' approach to copyright ID means that legitimate use of the content still gets flagged, and the video either gets taken down, or else gets ads put on it with the revenue going to the claiming company. Either way the original uploader loses the revenue of that video. One MAJOR issue is that channels made to affiliates still are bound by the contract they signed with their network. So they are still giving that split of their revenue to the network, yet they don't get the benefits the network gave them - so why even be with a network? Furthermore, these ID checks are turning up strange claims. For example, many companies that have openly stated, and have it in writing, that they give permission for people to upload footage of their gameplay to youtube, still have automated systems taking that gameplay footage down, often based on trailers of music. It is strange because the companies are not requesting the video go down, yet still the system is taking them down anyway. Finally, it is difficult to contest these ID claims, as often there will be no reply or conversation from Google. Where else in law is the prosecution given priority and rights over the defendant? The ones claiming they have had copyright infringed upon are automatically assumed to be correct, and a channel has to try to prove they did not infringe copyright to get the video back - guilty until proven innocent. Who is to blame? Honestly, this is a tricky question and it is not entirely clear. There are 2 major places where blame could lie - YouTube/Google, or the Networks. On YouTube/Google's part, there are several problems. The copyright ID system is broken. Currently a channel is presumed guilty until proven innocent. Furthermore, getting a claim taken down is very difficult. Finally, there is little protection from bogus claims by non-existent companies claiming they own the rights to work and making money when they don't own those rights at all. HOWEVER, the ID system is necessary. Without it, people can upload and make money from songs, music, TV and movies that they have no right to make money from. You could upload entire films, TV episodes, or songs to the system without penalty and make money from others watching it for free. Thus the people who made that content originally - the band, the company that made the film etc, get nothing for their work while everyone gets it for free. Ultimately they deserve money for their work so this system has to be here. However it is currently too much of a 'scattershot' weapon that targets everyone in pursuit of the few actual rulebrakers - its sort of a shoot first, ask questions later approach. On the network's part, while they may have been forced to make affiliates and managed channels by Google, it may be that they were not enforcing the rules enough and this forced google to act. More importantly, though, is that it appears they are holding people to pay a share of their revenue, while not giving them the promised service. Its like if you paid your internet bill, but they changed you to dial-up internet. However they still demanded you pay the same rate you were already paying for fibreoptic. Its could be argued to constitute a breach of contract and if they offer no protections, they should let those channels keep more or all of their ad revenue and terminate the contract. At the end of they day it seems the major problems lie with the Copyright ID system. However, the networks also need to make allowances for their channels. Sorry for this massive wall of text and I hope this has shed a little light on the situation for those that are unaware or do not fully understand.
  8. Joe has given us an update (and thankfully a more calm one). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAi81_uvztM
  9. I just watched AngryJoe's review on youtube, i agree with the greed of the companies. One they make shit games and make us pay full price(which is a big issue in itself). Then they have the audacity to try and claim/ monopolize everything they can. They use us user/gamers like some tissue just to be thrown away after use. Honestly i am tiered of the greed of these companies. I simply suggest we boycott these kind of companies. We dont buy games which are crap and openly condemn them. Also we boycott the companies which do not tend to their fans/customers. They wont listen to us otherwise and will keep on their money motivated path unless we stop them. Let me know what you guys think. For those who havent seen the review, heres the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQfHdasuWtI