Nintendo goes after Lets Plays on YouTube content ID match flagging so LPers can't earn ad revenue
Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:54 AM
Well it would seen that Nintendo's legal department has been flagging YouTube videos for content ID matches, specifically Lets Plays. http://www.gamefront...-play-channels/
When a video is flagged for a content Id match there is no penalty against the channel like in the case of copyright infringement, but they gain the right to enable ads and monetize that video, or block the content from being viewed by certain countries/areas, or flat out block it from playing at all. Since many LPers have made a living off of ad revenue from their LP videos it directly affects them.
What do you think about this? Nintendo has the right to do this, but is it the right thing to do? Does this help or hurt the gaming community?
Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:11 PM
I'm not sure you're aware of how ads work. Once you become a YouTube partner you are given the ability to enable ads that generate revenue for the videos you publish. You make money off of your YouTube videos. Nintendo is now taking the ad revenue from the LPers who make these videos by claiming a content ID match. They are not putting their own ads on the videos, just taking the revenue from the ads.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:55 PM
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:28 PM
Problem: LP's are NOT defended in the Youtube Partners EULA. So a lot of LP'ers actually AREN'T playing by the rules and thus are not in the right here:
Eeeeeyeah, that's how the cookie crumbles.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:35 PM
Thanks for bringing that up!
Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:20 PM
Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:49 AM
LPs raise interest and conversation about games which might not otherwise be made since YT hits a much wider audience. There have been several LPs that have even gotten me interested in specific titles I might not have otherwise looked at.
As a content producer for YT myself, I have to be careful what I put into videos which may cause them to not be eligible for monetization. >.<
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