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PewDiePie talks management, considers starting network

If you made more than $4 million a year handling all production elements of your own content, wouldn't you consider venturing outside an established network? YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has entertained the idea after communication issues with two prominent networks, as detailed in an...

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Nintendo planning YouTube revenue-splitting affiliate program

Nintendo is planning a revenue-sharing affiliate program for those using gameplay footage of its games on YouTube. Video bloggers and "Let's Play" creators alike will need permission from the publisher to broadcast their gameplay clips, according to two tweets from the publisher (as translated by...

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Non-profit resource launched in response to YouTube Content ID crackdown

Defender's Quest developer Lars Doucet has launched an online resource for the Let's Play community following YouTube's recent expansion of its Content ID Match system, which resulted in widespread revenue denial for affected content creators. Inspired by the community-rallying #wholetsplay...

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YouTube explains its expanded Content ID system, rise in claims

YouTube's Content ID program scans videos for copyrighted content – music, graphics and the like – and gives the copyright holder the option to monetize, block or track these videos. YouTube recently revamped Content ID, and some Let's Play personalities have received claims, mostly...

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Gameplay videos getting flagged on YouTube again

YouTube has confirmed it's taking a fresher, steely approach to videos flagged by its "Content ID Match" system, which will have an impact on monetization of Let's Play content. Prominent accounts such as TheRadBrad, TetraNinja and GhostRobo have received claims, which seem to be targeting music...

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Total War: Rome 2 gets multiplayer trailer now, additional content by October

Creative Assembly recently announced its post-launch support plans for Total War: Rome 2, the developer's newest war strategy game. Beyond the game's day-one Greek States Culture Pack, the developer said the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack will arrive by October. That pack, for which Creative...

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Nintendo mass-claims revenue from YouTube 'Let's Play' videos

A number of YouTube members report that Nintendo is issuing "Content ID Match" copyright claims en masse for videos featuring gameplay from its published titles. The move appears to target the "Let's Play" community, in particular. Let's Play series authors often produce full video walkthroughs...

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