For those of you that are not aware, YouTube’s ContentID system has been causing major issues for Let’s Players and video game reviewers in the last three days. Videos are being flagged for ridiculous reasons, causing the monetization for those videos to be given to companies that, frankly, shouldn’t be getting ad revenue from these videos.
I have not been affected by this, as I do not monetize my videos right now. However, if my plans change and I do want to monetize, this will be my problem in the future. That’s why I want to bring it up now.
Adam Sessler has a great video up discussing the issue with not just Let’s Players (TotalBiscuit, FarFromSubtle, itmeJP), but also people involved in game publishing: a rep from Deep Silver (Metro: Last Light, Saints Row IV) and Devolver Digital (Hotline Miami, Shadow Warrior).
I recommend anyone that watches any type of video game content on YouTube watch this video. I know it is 90 minutes long, but it is extremely important right now.
have you ever stopped liking somebody that you liked a lot and suddenly notice that they are a shitty person and realize how blinded you were by how much you liked them