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ALL OF MACHINIMA’S VIDEOS ARE GONE FROM YOUTUBE FOREVER

No Warning, Just A ‘Set to Private’ Wasteland

 

One of the oldest and biggest gaming channels on YouTube, Machinima, has vanished overnight. With no warning whatsoever, the entire network of gaming content has been eliminated from YouTube forever. Every video on the site is now set to Private as a result of the parent company changing hands.

This means that shows like Two Best Friends PlayArby ‘n’ the ChiefTeenage Pokemon, and Inside Gaming are gone for good. Lawrence Sonntag, a former member of the Inside Gaming team, shed some light on the subject. According to Sonntag, the move came as an alternative to solving a slew of copyright entanglements.

“Warner, at this point, cannot verify the copyrights to all videos in Machinima’s network — and there are a ton of videos.” Sonntag added that this sort of hard decision is just in the nature of the business. Viewers hardly ever see the more cutthroat side of things, at least until it’s too late to do anything about it. Moves like this make you wonder what other company-controlled content is vulnerable to these kind of sweeping changes. How much of YouTube is under the shadow of the axe, awaiting some word from a board of directors?

 

https://cogconnected.com/2019/01/machinimas-videos-gone-youtube-forever/



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Sad to see so much content gone forever. There was some truly great content hosted on that channel.



The copyright system is seriously broken. If you get a copyright claim you can disagree with it and it will takes a month to get an answer.

If that was the issue it wasn't that big of a problem but you can only disagree with a claim a time so if you have 50 videos copyright claims over night it will take + 4 years before it is fixed so you basically give up.

Last edited by konnichiwa - on 19 January 2019




I believe there is a user on here that uses Machinima so was confused considering never watch youtube channels. I don't even know how to pronounce the damn word correctly. Is that a chin or a chi then nima.



sethnintendo said:
I believe there is a user on here that uses Machinima so was confused considering never watch youtube channels. I don't even know how to pronounce the damn word correctly. Is that a chin or a chi then nima.

It's pronounced:

Ma, pronounced like the ma in grandma

Shin, like the front of the bone between your knee and foot

A, pronounced like Awww or ah

Ma, same Ma sound as before

How I've always heard it pronounced anyway, including my Youtubers who were on their network. 



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Damn that is a shame



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shikamaru317 said:
sethnintendo said:
I believe there is a user on here that uses Machinima so was confused considering never watch youtube channels. I don't even know how to pronounce the damn word correctly. Is that a chin or a chi then nima.

It's pronounced:

Ma, pronounced like the ma in grandma

Shin, like the front of the bone between your knee and foot

A, pronounced like Awww or ah

Ma, same Ma sound as before

Ah now I get it.  Thanks.  Guess Machinima looks better than Mashinama.  Although Mashinama would be a good name for a Smash channel.  I'm sure it is already taken.



Huh. The first time I've heard of them was yesterday, because I watched a video about them that Youtube recommended to me.


It must have been a sign...



Thanks for nothing, YouTube copyright system.



CaptainExplosion said:
Thanks for nothing, YouTube copyright system.

Yeah, it's utter garbage. It's gotten to the point where half the Youtubers now just disable ads on their videos and set up patreons for their fans to support them because there is just too much risk of your videos being flagged if there are ads on them. Then there was the case earlier this week where Warner-Chappel, another subsidiary of the same company that now owns Machinima and was responsible for this shutdown, went against a deal between a Star Wars fan film creator and LucasFilm to not have any ads on the Vader fan film, only for Warner-Chappel to copyright flag the Vader Fan Film and enable ads with the money being funneled to them, something they didn't work on and had no involvement with (though thankfully LucasFilm stepped in after the internet backlash and forced Warner-Chappel to disable ads again).