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EA Flagging YouTube content containing Battlefield 3 footage, Our discussion

In this 16 minute audio clip ZitterZap and NOVAxDRAGON talk about EA flagging YouTube content containing Battlefield 3 footage and how this affect the smaller YouTubers who are not partnered. We analyze whether this is for short term profit gain from EA and if it will affect their brand in the long term. We talk about how big corporations are showing their power on YouTube and will this have a demoralizing effect on YouTubers who for the most part are doing this for free. We speculate whether we will see game companies in the future distribute licenses to control what kind of video content is distributed on the internet regarding their game. We analyze the growth in YouTube community and whether it has a part in making it a target when compared to services like Twitch.

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nofallouthero1344d ago

i hope one day that video game videos on youtube wont be illegal but it seems to be headed that way

GrandTheftZamboni1343d ago

EA might change their decision if less people buy their games. I wouldn't want to get stuck in a game without being able to see how I can go through in a video. I don't have 2 hours to figure out a strategy to defeat some crazy hard boss. From now on, EA games mean there is nowhere to look for help.

DARK WITNESS1343d ago

EA will have their own official ea videos that you can download..... for $5 each.

or you can get the games official EA stratergy guide.... for $15.

or maybe it's just time to stop buying EA games.

CraigandDayDay1343d ago

Why does it even matter this long after the game has been out. It's not going to make a difference in sales, good or bad. LoL It's already sold millions and will still sell probably a good amount, but YouTube footage is probably not going to have a positive or negative effect on sales.

MrMister1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Well, EA has a reputation to uphold...it's not easy being the king of evil game companies. Activision and Capcom are going for the crown too, y'know. Seems like EA is determined to grip that title firmly.

Soldierone1343d ago

Its ridiculous.

1 EA USES IT TO PROMOTE! Go like the Battlefield page. Every single day they are posting user videos to promote the game.....a bit ironic?

2 I've said this before, who do we contact to get rights to use it? Lets say we are profiting off it, but only making maybe 10 bucks off it and we say "okay ill give you half" who do we contact about sharing 5 bucks? Thats the problem YOU CANT! Yet they will gladly block you over 10 bucks. Unless you are a star and making hundreds of dollars, you will never be able to contact them about usage rights....

Ever try contacting a Hollywood rep? A music company to get rights to a song? Yeah good luck without hiring a thousand dollar rep of your own....

Software_Lover1343d ago

Youtube, THE GREATEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET, will die a slow and painful death very soon if this stuff keeps up. Its just getting sad the way these companies are acting.

............................. . I blame Apple, lol.

Adva1343d ago

Probably some random person at EA flagging the vids.

hazelamy1342d ago

i doubt that, they've probably got some bot doing it, that's the way these things are done these days.

some badly written bot sending takedown notices without anybody ever checking its results.

ZitterZap1342d ago

Its done by some third party contractors that EA hired. They take a cut of whatever ad revenue they save for EA.

momthemeatloaf1343d ago

My guess is EA and Activision and these other big game companies will have their own youtube channels and have all their content copyrighted so they get all the profit. Eventually it will be go to them or see nothing, similar in a way to how Vevo gets all the exclusive music videos first.

I also see the same eventually happening to sports and anything else you can think of.

Youtube is very unorganized now with no laws. Anyone can upload almost anything and get paid, and they get paid a lot too, it's pretty crazy. An average gaming commentator can make more than the average developer of the GAME! Corporations are seeing this and not liking it.

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