Blizzard Instruct Youtube Users to Contest Content Matches


The past 48 hours has been hairy to say the least for anyone who creates videogame related videos and places them on Youtube. Now in full effect, Youtube has instigated a new policy which is threatening channels and copyright claims and third party content matches on videos are now flooding in.

Youtube’s copyright policy has been sketchy at best and it desperately needed overhauling, but not in the way and to the extent we are seeing now.  You can read more on that in Peter’s story on IncGamers today.

This evening Blizzard sent out a message to any Youtube video creators that may be using their games in videos.

If you’re a YouTuber and are receiving content matches with the new changes, please be sure to contest them so we can quickly approve them.

We are working on a long term solution, but that is the quickest way to solve issues immediately.

This is at least good news for anyone creating content with Blizzard games. Other publishers are also on the case but not all will be as helpful. The next few days will be interesting as some Youtubers depend on videogame content for their livelihood.

Thanks IncGamers.

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  1. Probably Blizzard or Jay Wilson himself who flagged your David Brevik interview.

  2. Making spiteful jokes about people you dislike at a time when people could lose their job is always hilarious and a mature thing to do. Please continue, you’re very funny.

    And no, Youtube’s content ID system is largely automatic, because employing people to sift through billions of videos is not exactly cost effective.

    • This was meant to be a reply to Mackan. What’s up with the reply button?

    • Their job… to make videogame videos… I could care less if they were pushed out into the streets where they belong.

      • You mean “couldn’t care less”, right? What you actually said means that you do care. Which is probably true if you ever watched a video review, a “Let’s play” series, twitch streams or in general any funny game video.

        Also, what’s wrong with making videos about games? How is that different than making a video about any other thing? Is it possible that you’re just a little bit jealous that some people can make a livelihood from something that they are really passionate about?

        • “I could care care less”

          its sarcasm

          its like when a 16 year old says
          “The Beatles are over rated. Justin Bieber is much better’

          and then his parents say
          “Yeah, right.”

          The parents don’t actually mean, “yes, I am in agreement with you.”

          They mean the exact opposite, “you have no idea what you’re talking about.”

  3. QUOTE

    Their job... to make videogame videos...  I could care less if they were pushed out into the streets where they belong.

    your job, being ignorant prick, please, carry on

  4. Youtubes system for contacting them to resolve issues is shameful. To be such a massive corporation with such abysmal resolution system is unacceptable. It’s not as if they don’t have the money to finance a decent department.

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