Generalnie WG zabolał żart odnośnie mapy Autostrada, która podobno przypomina zasmarkaną przez dziecko chusteczkę.
WG zażądało usunięcia filmu z kanału Circona oraz zapowiedziało, że usunie go z programu Community Contributorów i anuluje zaproszenie na Tankfest.
Circon usunął filmik zawierający „żart”, a już po ochłonięciu Ph3lan zapowiedział że jednak nie wyciągną konsekwencji a sama reakcja była zbyt gwałtowna.
Wiecie co jest najzabawniejsze? Zapewne mały odsetek graczy „poheheszkał” by z tego żartu, albo nawet by go nie zauważył, a tak cały światek aktywnie uczestniczący w World of Tanks wie, że mapa Autostrada to po prostu wysmarkane gile zaadaptowane do gry
A tutaj TheMightyJingles komentuje całe zajście:
It doesn’t matter what the actual content of todays video is, I know the comments are going to be flooded with questions about what happened to Circonflexes and SirFoch yesterday. There’s even a slim chance that Joe Internet might stop to read this before yelling his outage all over the comments, so, this is Rumour Control, here are the facts.
SirFoch made a 1min 46sec long video about the Chrysler K tank that consisted of him saying „Fuck Wargaming” for about a minute and explaining why for about 46 seconds. In a move that surprised exactly nobody, Foch had his Community Contributor status revoked and was *asked* to take the video down. Foch complied, and Foch being Foch, doesn’t give a shit about it.
Circonflexes made an off the cuff comment during a livestream about a map he hates while driving the KV-122. He compared the map to something a crayon-eating kid might have sneezed out of his snotty nose onto a napkin that got picked up and used as a map design by Wargaming. The clip where he said this then made it onto YouTube. The problem is that the kid he suggested had done this was Victor Kislyi’s son. He implied that the CEO of Wargamings’ child was snot-nosed crayon eater. Unlike Fochs’ video, this wasn’t a premeditated attack on Wargaming, it was just a comment he made while frustrated during a livestream. Circon was also approached by Wargaming and *asked* to take the video down. He agreed to do so and has NOT had his Community Contributor status revoked.
Up until this point, I believe that everything Wargaming has done is reasonable and justified. What is not clear, however, is whether or not the two takedown requests were issued with an accompanying threat of copyright strike via the DMCA system. If this is the case, I am going to be a very unhappy bunny. So. What I have done is this.
I have asked Wargaming for a statement, which I think is only fair. I have asked that they clarify whether or not a either Circon or Foch were issued, or threatened with, copyright strikes when they were asked to remove their content. If it turns out that copyright strikes were either used or threatened then I have informed them that I will be expecting them to apologise for gross misuse of the YouTube copyright protection system and give assurances that such action will never again be used or threatened for dealing with issues that should be dealt with using the appropriate slander, libel and anti-defamation laws. I’ve also told them that my continued association with their Community Contributor Program depends on their answer.
It is NOT okay to threaten someone’s livelihood with a false copyright strike when you don’t like what they’re saying or how they’re saying it. I’ve been informed that Wargaming are preparing a response and I’m waiting to see what they have to say.