Still Shameful! Still No Help By YouTube! & Still A Broken System!!
A number of Twitter users are claiming that Nintendo is once again issuing copyright claims on YouTube Let's Plays of its titles.
The claim, spotted by Go Nintendo, includes several images that highlight claims being made against the use of Nintendo soundtracks in videos.
While several outlets around the web have been quick to lay the blame at Nintendo's door following its previous assault against user-created videos featuring its content earlier this year, it appears their ire could be misplaced.
Nintendo Enthusiast explains that the Content ID sweep adversely affecting Nintendo bloggers wasn't actually caused by the company at all; in fact, its YouTube's doing following an update to its policies.
The rules were apparently rewritten following legal issues between the National Music Publishers Association an multichannel network Fullscreen. Ever since then, YouTube has been filtering all its videos through a Content ID matching sweep that, given the colossal number of videos on the platform, is still ongoing even now.
The irony here is that in some instances YouTube users are being penalized for videos that they were commissioned to make by the companies that are being cited in the claims.
Update: Ubisoft has released a message to anyone affected by YouTube copyright claims relating to content owned by the publisher, promising to help users resolve their issues.
The message explains that if you've been hit by a claim from Ubisoft or "idol", you should leave the video live and get in touch with the publisher directly. It will then reach out to YouTube to get the video cleared.
The message reads: "As you’re probably aware, many You Tubers this week have suddenly been hit with various copyright claims related to in-game audio. In June last year, Ubisoft set out its policy opening the door for channels to make videos using game content and to monetize bespoke content.
"If you happen to be hit with claims on any of your Ubisoft content, it may be that some of the audio is being auto-matched against the music catalog on our digital stores - it might show up as being claimed by our distributor ‘idol’. In such cases please take the following steps and we can get it cleared for you.
- Leave the video live for now.
- Send us the URL of the affected video and let us know who flagged it.
- We’ll get it cleared hopefully same day.
"Hope this helps, thanks for all your support over the past year and for all the amazing videos! Look forward to working with you in a very exciting 2014!"
Anyone affected by Ubisoft claims should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other publishers, including Blizzard and Capcom, have similarly advised anyone affected to contact them directly.
Regardless of publisher, this looks set to be an issue that most gaming videos on YouTube will experience for the foreseeable future
Update 2: While several video game publishers including Ubisoft, Blizzard and Capcom have all stated they will help any YouTube users affected by the recent copyright claiming spree that's been going on, it seems Nintendo may not.
This to us here at JuJu2Cast mainly me Mr. Mike are very concerned about actions like this that companies like Nintendo are taking. Now most companies embrace the idea of having people upload gameplay videos up on the internet like Youtube, why not? does it not help give then free advertisement from us loyal gamers that love their games?
Knowing that YouTube aKa Google won't be doing anything in this matter due to the fact they want a good relationship with entertainment companies over the consumers. Because they want to be in the business to offer their entertainment for sale or rent without the need to go to court with companies. Google isn't in the fight for consumers here so don't expect them to get in Nintendo's way anytime soon.
Well let's hope other respectful game companies will still be on our side in this manner, even though they just want us pleased to keep our business and free advertisement isn't bad neither. Gaming videos also help the developers figure out how to fix their game, make better ones, or even get new ideas for future titles, a win win situation in my opinion! As for Nintendo well they are not in my realm for any purchases anymore! They lost lots of trust and respect from gamers everywhere today, on top of the fact they don't want to listen to the consumers about their lackluster products of recycled titles. I hope people start to realize that there are other game systems out there and to stay away from a company who just does not care anymore!
Sorry thats how I feel!