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No one is safe from Destiny copyright strikes, not even Bungie (PC Gamer)

kingfey

Banned

Like any live service game or MMO, a huge part of Destiny's footprint and staying power derives from the content creator ecosystem surrounding it. Unfortunately, in recent days many Destiny content creators, including high-profile ones like MyNameIsByf and Aztecross, have received copyright strikes on their Destiny-related videos.

There's been no change in the content of these videos to warrant such a shift, and the aggressive and totalizing nature of the crackdown flies in the face of Bungie's own intellectual property policy. The community of fans making their living in and around Destiny is effectively free advertising for the game, after all.

In a bizarre twist, the strikes also seem to be affecting Bungie's own Destiny 2 content on YouTube as well. Bungie has confirmed neither it nor its partners are behind the DMCA takedowns. Bungie is investigating the issue, and we'll update this story once we know more.


The fact these aggressive copyright strikes are affecting Bungie's own videos certainly adds a bit of absurd humor to the proceedings, but the content creators who focus on Destiny effectively can't make their living under current conditions. Similar to Twitch's harassment issues or OnlyFans' payment processing fiasco, this wave of DMCA takedowns against creators on YouTube is a reminder how easily the people who create digital content can have their careers upended by the vagaries of the platforms they upload to.
 
 

Bo_Hazem

Gold Dealer
I think maybe their tunes/music are registered within Youtube system so even their own videos get strikes by automated bots.
 

Barakov

Member

Like any live service game or MMO, a huge part of Destiny's footprint and staying power derives from the content creator ecosystem surrounding it. Unfortunately, in recent days many Destiny content creators, including high-profile ones like MyNameIsByf and Aztecross, have received copyright strikes on their Destiny-related videos.

There's been no change in the content of these videos to warrant such a shift, and the aggressive and totalizing nature of the crackdown flies in the face of Bungie's own intellectual property policy. The community of fans making their living in and around Destiny is effectively free advertising for the game, after all.

In a bizarre twist, the strikes also seem to be affecting Bungie's own Destiny 2 content on YouTube as well. Bungie has confirmed neither it nor its partners are behind the DMCA takedowns. Bungie is investigating the issue, and we'll update this story once we know more.


The fact these aggressive copyright strikes are affecting Bungie's own videos certainly adds a bit of absurd humor to the proceedings, but the content creators who focus on Destiny effectively can't make their living under current conditions. Similar to Twitch's harassment issues or OnlyFans' payment processing fiasco, this wave of DMCA takedowns against creators on YouTube is a reminder how easily the people who create digital content can have their careers upended by the vagaries of the platforms they upload to.
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yurinka

Member
I think maybe their tunes/music are registered within Youtube system so even their own videos get strikes by automated bots.
Yes, the YouTube automatically searchs for copyrighted songs and send strikes. It's something made by the IA/bots, not by human beings reviewing every single uploaded video. The user who got the strike can complain and then it's when a human being reviews it.
 

Bo_Hazem

Gold Dealer
Yes, the YouTube automatically searchs for copyrighted songs and send strikes. It's something made by the IA/bots, not by human beings reviewing every single uploaded video. The user who got the strike can complain and then it's when a human being reviews it.

I got a strike before but have the receipts so it was cleared within like an hour or two. It's normal.
 
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