Saturday, June 17, 2017

Copyright Strike

I got a copyright strike against my channel, one of the full-blown "video is immediately removed" copyright claims. The video was part of the Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None walkthrough, and it comes from the book owners, not the videogame owners.

I have deleted all of my Agatha Christie videos, which is a bummer because there were over 100 of them. Here's a vlog I did about the event:

Normally, I'd be a lot angrier about this, but it's out of my control at this point, and I've got the baby to take up all my attention. The good news is that this strike is only three months long, as opposed to the strike I got against the Japanese bodyguard dating sim, which lasted a year or so.


Anonymous said...

It's a real bummer. If I were you, I'd contact Youtube and/or the copyright holders because there are a ton of walkthrough on YT on various AC games and it is not like the people who uploaded them are getting blocked. There are even some episodes of the Poirot TV show with David Suchet on YT (full episodes!) available and no one seems to care about that.

I hope the views on the deleted videos will still count towards total views on your channel .becuase I liked them and I beleive they were pretty popular.

Zanna said...

This was so unfair! I agree with the comment above, you should talk with YouTube about the strike, because there are video game walkthroughs, book reviews, and even Agatha Christie movies on YouTube with no issues.

I'm so sad you had to take down all of the Agatha Christie videos, because I was looking forward to watching them now that I finished nursing school. A lot of times, your walkthroughs talk me into buying games that I otherwise wouldn't have gotten. The publishers of the books are only hurting the whole Agatha Christie collection by their actions. :(

All the same, it's great that you have a good attitude about the whole thing, and are putting your family first before anything else.

Becky Russell said...

I am guessing that with newest release of And Then There Were None on dvd, the powers that be have been a little more vigilant. After all, the grandchildren of Dame Agatha are still the copyright holders and they guard it as zealously as Christopher Tolkien does with Lord of the Rings. The Adventure Company (or whoever created the games) were probably given permission to make the games, but not the rights to the actual material.

You could try and get ahold of the Agatha Christie Estate and see if they would be willing to allow you to publish the walkthroughs as a service. Not sure if it would help, but it is a route. .

I offer the information for what it's worth. I know I've directed people to your walkthroughs of Nancy Drew when patrons have asked for help. I worked hard to get a complete set of the games for the library and am always happy to see them used. I also tracked down two of the Agatha Christie titles as well. Those are a little harder to find.

Anyway, hope this helps.