And that's comparing Marvel to a video game company, again video games are not movies or comic books either. Mixing both of them into a Gray area is absically trying to make the area not apepar grey, but appear more within the rights of one side than the other.
Meaning? Explain why does it matter in this case if they are different?
Because they can still have the same concerns or legal rights, even if they are different.
Watching a movie on Youtube can deter or encourage some people from buying it on Blu Ray/seeing it in theatres.
Marvel are concerned about the former, and have a right to take down the content from Youtube in some instances.
Watching a Lets Play on Youtube showcasing ciutscenes of a game's story can deter or encourage some people from buying the game themselves.
A game company like Atlus could be concerned about the former if they want to, and have the rights to take down the content on Youtube in some instances.
Now this doesn't seem to be what this case is about. I'm just saying if Atlus wanted to they could (in most cases, outside of fair use, etc) remove the content from Youtube and Twitch.
|The main thing is that people should be going out and playing the games, not searching youtube all the time for anything related to P5, trailer and all, they should be playing the game from start to end. I don't think it's entirely fair to adhere to the spoiler free crowd than it is for everyone else. When these types of topics come up, it's always those that greatly dislike spoilers and they want the job of ignoring them done for them, rather than doing what anyone else could have done for countless centuries and just simply turn the other way or even place more barriers of their own, rather than having the barriers put up against everyone instead. We've already had a thread that showcases an addon for multiple browsers for those who wish to block out spoilers, that solution alone benefits the one not wanting to see any spoilers, all without trying to block it for everyone else.|
Well here's a scenario I can understand. Someone goes on youtube and watches a video about cute cats. The video ends and youtube shows recommended videos for you to watch. Among them is a Persona 5 video with a title that's a big plot spoiler. And you accidentally see it. This literally happened to me just now. Almost. It was titled "Final Boss" but it didn't say the name of the boss, luckily. But it could have. And I would have had the end fight potentially spoiled for me.
I'm sure there are ways to prevent Youtube from showing you recommendations of specific works. But I would bet most people either don't know how, or just don't do it. And it does seem pretty tedious. Some times I don't even know if I'm interested in a game or movie beforehand to block it premptively, and I see a spoiler.
I can imagine that Atlus got a lot of complaints about the last delay of the western release of the game in particular precisely because of having to avoid spoilers for 7 months straight. I don't know how much that has to do with this, but I wouldn't be surprised if they consider doing this for future story heavy games as well.
|If they lift the restriction after a few months, then what's to stop all the others from pulling the same stunt, so then in the end if does come full circle to what I was just talking about. That one small group (small enough to not see see public outrage about it 24/7) that wants everything blocked for their own sake while thinking everyone on the planet wants what they want.
You mean other game publishers? Well nothing ever really stopped them from doing it. The tools for them to do this have been there for a long time.
But would they follow Atlus example? I don't know. If it's a very story driven game, and depending on the feedback, then perhaps.