New YouTube rules rub content creators up the wrong way

  • Posted December 10th, 2013 at 16:46 EDT by Dave Sandidge

(continued from previous page) ...This process can take several hours, an eternity in YouTube time. Time-sensitive topics as far as views are concerned such as game release reviews, patch reviews, or events require quick upload and publish, thus hurting the possibility of a smaller channel breaking news before "managed" channels. In a system where view count is so precious, a decrease in views due to breaking news later than others leads directly to a decrease in income. The opinion among many YouTube personalities as well as YouTube fans is that this change is another step in the wrong direction for YouTube. YouTube is already under scrutiny for the widely despised Google Plus implementation to the comment system. Some creators lashed out on Twitter once news broke about the copyright claims and changes. @BlackNerd tweeted, "I got YouTube copyright claim notices for videos by companies that personally asked me to make the videos!"

@GreenSkull tweeted, "Guess I'm about to be a vlogger again..."

@Chaosxsilencer tweeted, "I'm averaging 1 content claim per hour on my main right now lol STOP ALREADY!!"

Those are just a few of the many, many complaints and opinions circulating around the Twittersphere. The fact that smaller channels are those who have the most to lose with these changes is plain to see. It brings up the idea that starting a successful YouTube channel just became that much harder. Will these "affiliate" channels be able to adapt to the changes or are we going to see less and less gaming channels? Only time will tell, but I'm hoping for the best for all my YouTube brothers and sisters.

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