Yup. Sure, YouTube are a big entity and it can get things wrong now and then – these things are to be expected. No harm, no foul and all that nonsense.
Except that when Terry Cavanagh appealed the claim against his own trailer, YouTube rejected it.
Over the past few hours, I’ve seen developers from around the Twittersphere tweeting, sometimes even in a personal capacity, urging YouTube users who have experienced copyright claims to let them know.
What’s going on?
‘Buying a new game’ is right up there with ‘waking up without a hangover’ in the list of top feelings, but like many great feelings, it’s the journey that makes it worth it. How do you normally go about deciding which game you want to buy? I’m quite partial to reading reviews, but I seem to be part of a dying number with Let’s Play videos becoming massively popular on many websites, especially YouTube.
Some gaming companies, notably Nintendo, are not quite so keen on the idea.