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(Forbes)   In an effort to suck more, YouTube is pulling down Let's Play videos   (forbes.com) divider line 205
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2013-12-13 08:56:36 AM  

rjakobi: If this ends up with the destruction of PewDiePie's career, good.


OMG noooo!!  Where will I get my daily dosage of on-screen fist bumps?!?!

/sarcasm off
 
2013-12-13 11:11:24 AM  

HeartBurnKid: So, it turns out that Lets Players aren't the only ones who got caught in this net...


Nobody gives a shiat about critics though.
 
2013-12-13 11:15:15 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Let's Plays don't pay for the content either,


Excuse me? I purchased every game I've LPed. How many times do you need me to pay for the same material?
 
2013-12-13 11:21:27 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: I just hope none of you create something and then see it used by someone else for their financial gain without your permission because


I would hope that if I were to somehow create something 100% original and completely out of my head and not from anybody else, ever, or their works, ever (lol, do you honestly understand the impossibilities of what you're expecting from artists here?) I would certainly hope that somebody else would turn around and be able to find alternate uses or ways of expressing what I have somehow managed to pull from my ass with no outside influence.

Art doesn't exist within a vacuum. Culture does not exist within a vacuum.

Nobody here understands why you are trying to apply such "logic" to LPers whilst completely ignoring that EVERYBODY ELSE HAS BEEN DOING STUFF LIKE THIS SINCE THE DAWN OF farkING TIME.
 
2013-12-13 12:32:52 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Nobody here understands why you are trying to apply such "logic" to LPers whilst completely ignoring that EVERYBODY ELSE HAS BEEN DOING STUFF LIKE THIS SINCE THE DAWN OF farkING TIME


Buy a movie and put the entire thing on Youtube and provide commentary over it and see how well that works out for you.

Again, I'm not disputing the Fair Use of clips, but broadcasting an entire game without obtaining the consent of the person who own the copyright for that work and respecting their wishes on how they want their work distributed, whether that's paying a licensing fee to broadcast or just giving them credit for the game or whatever, I think is wrong.

Is the work you do on Let's Play creative work on it's own?  Certainly, I'm not disputing that or the time or effort it takes to create that.  If you have no problem with someone taking your work and doing something with it even if it doesn't really alter your original content and they get paid from it, cool.  But it is my opinion that they should ask you for that permission, and if you wanted to qualify how they use that then I think that should be your right to do so if you choose.

They may have been doing it since the dawn of time, but since the Copyright laws existed it's technically not without possible consequences to do so.  If you didn't pay for the license to broadcast the entirety of the game or ask permission to do so and if a publisher chooses to they can at their discretion file a DCMA complaint.

If you don't think that a person should have to ask permission of the copyright holder to distribute or broadcast their work, then that's something we disagree with.  I understand why you would think it wouldn't be a problem and why you'd be angry that the work you put in and Youtube profited from is no longer available, but I think the copyright holder has every right to not have the work they put into it redistributed without either permission or compensation.  Sorry if my opinion makes you upset.

What's screwed up is even people who did have consent still have had their work pulled down along with stuff that's obviously fair use.  Youtube of course can do what they want with their website, but that's still kind of farked up.  I hope they make some fixes to it, but the comments they've made certainly doesn't sound like they think anything is wrong.
 
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