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So it's legal to gain profit from merely posting gameplay videos on youtube?

#11D_Rich_KingPosted 11/30/2012 7:21:59 AM
Jahkeemyork posted...
D_Rich_King posted...
It's simple. Uploading gameplay without any commentary or unique input might land you in hot water, but if you add your own commentary and whatnot then it's fine.


Not at all, you can still land in hot water either way.

People that DO do it though, like mahalo, machi, that get the massive hits. I'm sue they make some sort of deal with the developer to do it. After all, because the music is being used, and the contents of what's being displayed is owned by the company (Visual and audio rights) they CAN take it down and charge. (Course that'd ruin their own reputation for charging).

However at the same time really most companies don't care about gameplay walkthroughs unless it's like before release date, and it's something like the ending or a huge spoiler before the game's officially released.

Like Halo 4's Legendary ending was taken down repeatedly by Microsoft until a week after Halo 4 released.

They get free promotion, and it's not like soundtracks since you have to play the game to actually experience it.

TLDR:
Companies can still take down playthrough due to them still owning the rights to the audio, and visual contents being displayed (If you're seeing a video game) but with the amount of backlash, the fact people are gonna upload anyways, and no real way to stick charges. It's not worth it besides getting the youtube account banned.


Well it sucks if there are devs that are anal enough to take down playthroughs that promote their game.
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#12Dieselzone32450Posted 11/30/2012 7:28:57 AM
pretty sure networks like tgn or mach usually cover them.
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#13FebderpPosted 12/2/2012 9:58:14 AM
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#14killakPosted 12/2/2012 10:11:39 AM
Sadly, yes they do.

They make some decent cash, out of other people's work.
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#15Lord_CohlianiPosted 12/2/2012 10:19:24 AM
You have to have some sort of commentary to go with the games in order to monetize.
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#16ReDDevil2112Posted 12/2/2012 10:22:11 AM
LPs have original content in the form of commentaries. Though yeah, sometimes that isnt enough. But I remember Rockstar specifically went on the record saying that they fully support full uploads of Max Payne 3 in the form of Lets Plays and such, however said they would take action against something like uploading just the cutscenes with no commentary. Unfortunately, I dont have a link to prove it though.
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#17A_Nonny_MoosePosted 12/2/2012 10:35:24 AM
From: Saintman32190 | Posted: 11/30/2012 2:58:02 PM | #001
And what exactly is the difference between uploading tv shows, or anime episodes on YT(and gaining profit from it) compared to uploading gameplay videos on YT and gaining profit? Why is the latter acceptable, while the former isn't?

Because a video of a game isn't the game. You can't play it. It should be ****ing obvious why one is okay and the other isn't.
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#18Billdough002Posted 12/2/2012 10:37:14 AM
killak posted...
Sadly, yes they do.

They make some decent cash, out of other people's work.


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#19Saintman32190(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 10:47:26 AM(edited)
A_Nonny_Moose posted...
From: Saintman32190 | Posted: 11/30/2012 2:58:02 PM | #001
And what exactly is the difference between uploading tv shows, or anime episodes on YT(and gaining profit from it) compared to uploading gameplay videos on YT and gaining profit? Why is the latter acceptable, while the former isn't?

Because a video of a game isn't the game. You can't play it. It should be ****ing obvious why one is okay and the other isn't.


Your head seems to be lodged up your ass. Unfortunately, it's going to take a while before you take it right out.

I was looking for good, specific reasons(which were provided in the responses). Not your terrible, cookie cutter response. Instead of trying(you failed at that part big time, ) to act like an ass, try providing good, specific responses that further detail why both of them are specifically different.

Since they were able to provide the answers specifically, while you weren't, this all boils down on your post being useless. Just like you. Hell you didn't even have the decency to even provide that merely uploading gameplay videos isn't enough as according to the responses, you also need to provide commentary. Which isn't oh so ****ing obvious. Hell the fact that people have already said that developers might still take down the gameplay content makes your comment even more useless.


Stay on the DB boards. You certainly belong there, instead of your pathetic and pitiful attempt to help.
#20Excuse_MePosted 12/2/2012 10:52:17 AM
A_Nonny_Moose posted...
From: Saintman32190 | Posted: 11/30/2012 2:58:02 PM | #001
And what exactly is the difference between uploading tv shows, or anime episodes on YT(and gaining profit from it) compared to uploading gameplay videos on YT and gaining profit? Why is the latter acceptable, while the former isn't?

Because a video of a game isn't the game. You can't play it. It should be ****ing obvious why one is okay and the other isn't.


Excuse me, but are you dumb? Developers can still take down the videos regardless of that. Hence why you need to add commentaries(atleast for some partnerships).

Take your attitude to the door.