Games Studios and Copyright Claims
I normally don't post about anything other than +Evolution RTS
, but I felt that this was a special case.
In this video, +John Bain
(a.k.a. TotalBiscuit) talks about how a game studio used youtube's copyright claims system to take down one of his videos because he had the "temerity" to be critical of that game.
Now, it doesn't take any real genius to understand that a claim like that it complete BS, but it does highlight the inherent abusability of that system in order to effectively censor any criticism on that game.
People like +John Bain
are, in my opinion, highly important to indie game developers, because a single first impressions video from "TotalBiscuit" carries a ton of weight and can really help indie game studios and their games get recognized.
Any of you who know me are very aware of my stance of copyright... In short, I think copyright is a relic of a bygone era. There are way of protecting your work that don't involve invoking the "Big Brother Content Police", but I'll go into more detail on that later at some point when I'm fired up enough to lambaste the blood sucking entertainment industry.
For the moment, simply watch the vid in it's entirety. Everyone who uses the internet needs to see this. Make sure to share it with your friends and people you know.