This time around on The Gaming Goddess Podcast, I wanted to vent about some recent frustrations I had regarding YouTube, its copyright enforcement policies, and how these policies (particularly in regards to Nintendo) have affected a friend of mine as well as some other channels that I happen to enjoy.
This actually wasn’t the plan I initially had in mind for this episode. Recent events have gotten me more fired up than usual about copyright policies with YouTube and services like Twitch, and a friend of mine who has a very nice gaming channel has gotten hers shut down twice (that I know of) because of targeted enforcement of Nintendo copyrights. It’s a sad thing, especially since in my opinion (especially the second time around), she did nothing wrong. It’s really a commentary on our current societal climate, not just in media production but in all walks of life.
As a side note here, too, as much as I love Nintendo as a company, I can’t help but wonder if doing things like they’ve done has had a negative impact on corporate opinion and, in turn, sales. Of course, I have no real metrics to back that up one way or another, but it’s just an interesting thought to consider.
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