Youtubers are Pirates says Fish

Game developer decides to take on Youtube

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Youtubers are Pirates says Fish
Fez creator and notorious curmudgeon of the highest order, Phil Fish, has killed his Twitter account after laying into Youtube users who make money from videos of games that they haven't helped to make.

"YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion of their revenue to the developers from which they steal all their content," Fish tweeted explosively. He continued on his now deleted account...

"[Ad] revenue should be shared with developers."This should be built into YouTube. Anything else is basically piracy." Ouch. Good point but Ouch.

Gamespot reports that Fish also Tweeted:

"If you generate money from putting my content on your channel, you owe me money. Simple as that."

"If you buy a movie, are you then allowed to stream the entirety of it publicly for people to watch for free? No, because that's illegal."

"Systems are in place to prevent that. But buy Fez, put ALL of it on YouTube, turn on ads, make money from it and that's TOTALLY FINE."

"And the developer should in NO WAY be compensated for their work being freely distributed to the world. Right. Makes sense."

What do you reckon?


DrkStr 19 Jun 2014 12:05
The man is a prat!
Has he not heard of advertising? Or free promotion?
Even if the YouTube video has all of Fez in it, it's one person's experience of playing it, it in no way makes up for you missing out on playing the game.
Anything less than everything is a trailer, and free promotion for the game.
EverybodyInTheWorld 19 Jun 2014 15:47
@Spong - you spelled Cockwomble wrong.
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stuntlyd4 20 Jun 2014 09:20
You're a dick fish boy, you gave up on your own creation. You shouldn't even talk about gaming, you're the failure, not your game, which shouldn't even be called YOURS!
Gareth Edwards 20 Jun 2014 12:24
In that case, I guess Aardman Animations owes a lot of money to Plasticene?
21 Dec 2021 03:07
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21 Dec 2021 03:08
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Hokaido Hanst 13 Jan 2022 02:18
i agree as developer, and disagree as content creator..dam
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