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Uploading gameplays on Youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by bryanmoneey, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. bryanmoneey

    bryanmoneey Regular Member

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    Is uploading gameplay on youtube illegal? for example, I record my self playing NBA or Farcry and upload it. Is this infringement?
     
  2. phantomkb

    phantomkb Newbie

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    Hi. Uploading gameplay is legal. You can earn money by recording gameplays. Many people recorded the game with commentary. So you can easy make it and upload.
     
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  3. hardcorebiker

    hardcorebiker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No its not illegal. You can see so many videos floating around already
     
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    BabyMonster Power Member

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    Why not? It is allowed and legal. I've seen countless of gameplays on yt every minute a lot of channels became well established partners.
     
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    freezeice04 Power Member

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    Actually, for some games you will need a license to upload gameplay videos and make money off it. You can get the license from machinima or companies like that.
     
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    tadezzini Newbie

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    You can upload, but you cant make money from it, you need to be in the gaming network, they have licenses, but not for all the games.
    I read somewhere , that you cant upload cinematics from gta IV , unless its mission or something.
     
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    cgimaster Power Member

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    It's only illegal when you're participating on a closed beta where you have agreed with terms or signed out a NDA for the same.
     
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  8. JokerNikx

    JokerNikx BANNED BANNED

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    You Can Earn Until You Are Caught By Copyright :p

    Try Some Freeware Game Play Like Angry Birds etc :)

    Cheers,
    Nik
     
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  9. bryanmoneey

    bryanmoneey Regular Member

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    Thanks for replies. I just upload pure recorded game play and no commentaries. Games makes a lot of views. Pewdiepie channel have more than 1 billion views.
     
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    Cool so every post gets a thanks other than mine even though it was the first correct answer -_- You're welcome OP
     
  11. cgimaster

    cgimaster Power Member

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    If you want to monetize it you better add commentaries to it, so you can be easily accepted on networks.
     
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    Gave thanks since no one else seems to know it's true :p

    Doing play-throughs of games on youtube is actually hard if you want to make any sort of money on it. By monetizing with youtubes inbuilt advertising network, you'll make little to nothing. To get the higher payouts you need to join a gaming network like Machinima. The downside to this is that banks will give you better terms for payday loans than Machinima will for you to be on their network. If you get large enough and you're not on an approved network, Machinima can have your stuff taken down.
     
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    Pewdiepie seems to have no problems, as long as you do a commentary, and even better if you have a video of yourself on it too, from what i've learnt about this, you don't actually need a network to join, since pew doesn't have one, and most of his videos are pretty up to date.
     
  14. bryanmoneey

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    oops! I intended to give thanks! anyways. thanks given. I would apply to Machinima and try my luck.
     
  15. snowman19

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    It's not illegal, it falls under "Fair Use". I've uploaded commentaries and just straight gameplay for years. I'm now partnered with a network, but even before that I could monetize it no problem with and without a commentary with it.

    YouTube doesn't care as much about the visuals, they've cracked down hard on the audio portion, because it's easier to catch.

    So for an open world game, or part of a game that isn't a cut scene, it more than likely won't get blocked UNLESS it has in game music playing in the part you uploaded.

    For instance, I upload tutorials of how to collect all the hidden items in a game, the clips are usually all under a minute and the only sound that's in them is the in game sound effects, not the in game music. Being as the in game sound is generated based on what I input when controlling the character, the amount of possible combinations YouTube would have to scan for would be unimaginable.

    Bottom line is, if you don't make it super easy to catch, they probably won't bother you.
     
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