For the Record: WG doesn’t jump on the Youtube copyright bandwagon
Hello everyone, many of you have already heard about the shitstorm on Youtube. Basically, Youtube, along with certain gaming companies, has started claiming game footage videos (letsplays, reviews with trailers in them etc.) as copyrighted material, stripping the youtube personalities who do them (streamers, reviewers etc.) of any ad income from their videos. It has reached such a ridiculous extent that same indie developers are stripped of their rights to their OWN videos. If you are interested in the issue in detail, here’s an article about what’s going on (thanks to Potoroo on US forums for posting it). Luckily, Wargaming does not jump the bandwagon. Here’s a post by Ectar from yesterday: So, there you have it. Wargaming videomakers and streamers are safe. Honestly, I am glad and I appreciate the step Wargaming (I assume this is an entire Wargaming initiative and not only WG EU) took. Let’s hope it lasts.