Phil Fish, the developer of the game named Fez, just released some quite disturbing statements about Youtubers that make a living from creating the so called let’s plays or walkthroughs.
“YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion of their revenue to the developers from which they steal all their content. [Ad] revenue should be shared with developers. This should be built into YouTube. Anything else is basically piracy.” Phil Fish said.
“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.” he continued.
He seems to be pretty upset with the Youtube community, without taking in consideration the huge advertisement videos generate. This comes right after Nintendo announced their affiliate partnership with Youtubers, letting them get a piece of their earnings. Quite shocking, on the opposite pole, a few companies stated that Youtube video helped them sell more than all online media combined.