We Were CENSORED by No Man's Sky!

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Get those spaceships ready, because we've been hit with No Man's Censorship! Sony did not like us reporting on the leaked videos from No Man's Sky, so they hit us up with a copyright strike. Last we checked, that's not really what that system is for.

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  • Countryen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold German Geeky Fan

    11 months ago

    Sorry if this is not really video related - ofc. I hope you win the fight and get your stream back - but, is there a "The-Know" series which works like a drug on information? I mean really much information really fast with only facts and maybe some footage? (Like the old "Coming Soon" of AH was)?

    Maybe something like a monthly catchup? Thank you :D

  • cide0222 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Pornhub demands more Gus.

  • Kevin_01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Sponsor

    11 months ago

    "Copyright" claim


    Maybe YouTube should start thinking about making a new button that says "I'm like REAL unhappy about this video and I want it taken down for reason [x] and [y]." That'll never get abused, right?

  • RickRock87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I'm internetting

    11 months ago

    Shit happens then Ashley drops an awesome Serenity reference. Nice!

  • JasonSovan

    11 months ago

    That is the fifth video of people misusing the copyright button.

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Sony, as my man Neil would say...


    Y'all are some ignorant fucking cunts.


    (timmothy away!)

    • SonOfShadels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

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  • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

    11 months ago

    It's a shame when there are moves to block people's videos by abusing the Copyright claim system. Censorship of this nature is a case where YT should be actively able to come in and punish companies that abuse the system and ensure their content creators are safe from illigitimate claims of this nature.

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    youtube needs to fix this shit. block companies from claiming copyright if they misuse it too many times. so simple

  • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    "...and we make fun of Sony every chance we get for the next few months."
    You already do that!

    You guys shill for Microsoft and XBox so hard it's not even funny anymore. Seriously, Microsoft could ignite half their fanbase on fire and you guys would do a video claiming that "It's not that bad and this is kinda what the fans wanted anyway when they asked for more hot exclusives. Winter is only a few months away so why aren't people thanking Microsoft for their free fire? Just relax and everything will be fine because it's already not a problem", but if Sony, Valve, or Nintendo ignited one single member of their fanbase you'd do a video claiming "This company is the epitome of the devil himself! Hopefully they will change their evil wicked ways, but probably not because they're all crooks and assholes over there". Unbiased and objective are terms The Know has never learned the meaning of.

    • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

      11 months ago

      Apart from they reported on all the bad stuf Microsoft and X-Box has done just as openly as any other company.

    • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      @Jin_D3vil, they absolutely have not done that at all and they're incredibly biased towards Microsoft.

      Remember, when the XBox One was announced with the Kinect being "mandatory" and couldn't be separated out? The Know was all in favor of that and didn't question it at all, like many other outlets did. Then, several months later, when Microsoft announced they'd no longer be selling the One with Kinect? The Know brushed that story aside and barely mentioned it while almost every other news outlet reported about how much bull Microsoft must be full of because the Kinect was clearly not mandatory for the XBox One at all. Then there is all their incredibly skewed reporting of the UWP stuff. Read anything by Tim Sweeney (Epic Games) to see why UWP is still problematic, even after one or two changes to the policy by Microsoft, or some of the articles on Gamasutra about how this is an effort to box out Valve. Did The Know mention any of that other than the Valve part in passing? Nope. What about backwards compatibility for the XBox One? They mentioned it, but failed to mention that the Digital Foundry tested those games and found them all to have issues of one form or another (NOTE: The Digital Foundry reports came out well in advance of The Know's video about this). In fact, at no point have they mentioned any problems with the XBox One's backwards compatibility. What about the Machinima scandal? The Know basically kept Microsoft's name out of that one and basically dismissed them from any wrong doing when the truth was that the FTC just didn't have enough evidence to follow up on charges against Microsoft (or StarCom) even though they stated, "as the advertiser, Microsoft bears responsibility for the influencers’ failure to disclose such material connections". Look at the way they report Steam or PSN getting hacked compared to Xbox Live (a whole video versus less than 30 seconds of a video) and the tone they use. I could keep going if you want, but I think I've made my point.

    • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      Door is on the left. If it bothers you that much, leave.

    • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

      11 months ago

      Actually they did report on it, they also discussed it in The Patch and other moments during the time when it was announced and alos while it was active on 360. While a great number like the Kinect for the convenience and how it auto signs them in. They openly discussed the issues, the fact that the XBox One required it, causing a large price different between the PS4 and One.


      If you watched their content you'd know this. Your post seems to indicate you don't really watch it at all. Besides they do like XBox, their entire company became what it is due to it and Bungie. So unsuprisingly they are big fans of it, that's never been in contention.

    • lazer_meme

      11 months ago

      Can the downvote brigade calm down for a minute? You've given many specific cases in favor of your line of thought. If someone would like to chime in with their own counterarguments to the points you've raised, I'd like to hear them. As a sponsor, I'd hope there's evidence to discount to a microsoft bias instead of blind faith.

    • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      @Jin_D3vil,

      “Actually they did report on it, they also discussed it in The Patch and other moments during the time when it was announced and alos while it was active on 360.”
      I'm not sure what “it” you are referring to. I think you mean the Kinect, in which case, I didn't say they didn't discuss it being removed from XBox One, I said they brushed it aside. Meaning they talked about it for a minute or so and then moved on. However, most media outlets covered it far more than that and in greater depth. The Know basically acknowledged it and moved on, whereas other people took pause to reflect on what that meant about all the press Microsoft had done about the Kinect and XBox One prior.


      “While a great number like the Kinect for the convenience and how it auto signs them in. They openly discussed the issues, the fact that the XBox One required it, causing a large price different between the PS4 and One.”
      Yes, they discussed it before and when XBox One came out; not when it was removed as I just mentioned. They spent far more time talking about it when the prices for XBox One and the PS4 were announced than they did when the Kinect was removed. That should be telling, but apparently not to you.


      “If you watched their content you'd know this. Your post seems to indicate you don't really watch it at all.”
      Yes, I only listed a whole bunch of topics and made specific references to how long certain segments were and the terminology used, but I guess that type of specific data means I don't watch their content. You know, kinda like how you only responded to one point I brought up clearly means you read everything I posted and are not just having a knee jerk reaction.

      “Besides they do like XBox, their entire company became what it is due to it and Bungie. So unsuprisingly they are big fans of it, that's never been in contention.”
      First off, this is supposed to be the news, which is supposed to be objective; not subjective. The show is called “The Know” not “Microsoft News” or “Microsoft Daily”. This isn't the Playstation Magazine or Nintendo Power, so they should be objective, but they aren't and you're even admitting to that (thanks, makes my job easy when you agree with me). Secondly, this is more than just being fans; they have financial ties to Microsoft. Notice what logos appear at the end of every RvB episode, Rooster Teeth's main money maker? Microsoft and Bungie. And even though they aren't licensing this content, they are doing it at the legal blessing of those companies. So they are actively not trying to piss off those companies or, as most business people refer to it, bite the hand that feeds. They constantly get content from Microsoft studios or exclusives (Minecraft, Trials, etc...). This isn't an unexplained phenomena, it's simple capitalism. I don't fault Rooster Teeth for having these ties to Microsoft or even playing nice to keep their business partners happy, but I don't like it when they pretend those ties aren't there or that they are giving everyone, including people they don't regularly do business with, a fair shot. So, yes, they are biased and even though there are perfectly rational personal and business reasons for this, it doesn't change the fact that they are biased in their news reporting towards Microsoft.

    • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      @xdrfiredogx
      Yes, because the point of an open forum is so only positive, cheerful, saccharine-filled comments are posted and not anything that critiques the content in any way

    • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      @lazer_meme
      You must be new to these forums. The RT community will downvote any critique of RT or their content no matter how legitimate, rational, substantiated, civil, etc... Most will read just enough of a post to get a knee jerk reaction and then vote accordingly. It honestly doesn't matter what you say or how you say it, if they feel it is against RT, they will downvote you. Thanks for the call to reason, but I fear it will again fall on deaf ears

  • aferdig

    11 months ago

    you can't stop the signal!

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Might also be that they were blanket attacking everything that matched the words "No Mans Sky Leak" 'cause they were trying to kill all re-uploads of that footage. Way too aggressive but I can imagine that it was a panic move.

  • AbstractSpaces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Good old Streisand effect.

  • renegade385 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Awesome Firefly reference

  • Saiful

    11 months ago

    Theres a guy streaming it on twitch, game looks terrible and shallow.

  • MyMangina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dropkick Scientist

    11 months ago

    Also, the look on Ashley's face after her pornhub joke was priceless!

  • MyMangina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dropkick Scientist

    11 months ago

    Jimquisition did that weird copyright thing a while back to prevent companies from censoring his opinions (as they tended to do). Perhaps you could learn something from him to prevent this crap in the future :P

  • ProfRoshi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    I'll be waiting at Pornhub. See ya there Gus.

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    I wonder if it was them getting carried away flagging videos that might have footage from the leak or if it's them trying to keep related videos down for a few days until it's out before they remove the copyright strike with a "woops, sorry. :p "


    But there should really be strikes against false use of the system. Too many false claims and your future claims must be reviewed by an actual person before being acted on or something.

    No real easy fix for this, other than making it publicly costly to the company...

    #badsony shame on you :p

    Did I make a difference?

  • ultimagrant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Well, fuck that game. won't be buying.

  • MartyGras2

    11 months ago

    Anything we can do to help you guys with this?

  • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    They should file a defimation suit against sony, youtube, and hello games.

    • DrumBoxyThng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      I think Sony's got better lawyers.

    • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      @DrumBoxyThng What are you talking about? They have Kerry!

  • jgebi

    11 months ago

    Fuck Sony, More Pornhub

  • indywolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    I'd watch Gus on pornhub

  • Liberty83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    I mentioned this over on the FH reddit in the thread started about the video being taken down. I'd imagine Sony is most likely just trying to put out fires when it comes to the leak. They probably did a quick search for things like "No mans sky + Leak" and issued take downs on those videos. (Might not be the case, but just speculation)


    Depending on how many videos met those critera it is certainly possible that rather than watch maybe hundreds of hours of content to simply just strike them all.

    • IanMacIntyre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      You're probably right but the issue is when you do this you take down videos that broke no rules and now channels like The Know are being punished because someone at Sony decided it was ok to skirt the rules "just this once"

  • Jrex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gus Sponsor

    11 months ago

    come on RT don't you know you can only report on positive and corporate approved things, i mean how dare you... *sarcasm*

  • jalpotato21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    They've fueled the embers of rumors and lit many a bonfire, just let them kill themselves at this point.

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    11 months ago

    i mean, im pretty sure the direct links on the reddit thread are still operational. no need to go to pornhub. unless youre there anyway, i guess, knock yourself out.

  • greiton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    in the immortal words of command and conquer, "fight win prevail"

  • carve

    11 months ago

    its very obvious that Sony and Hello Games are furious that their game has been leaked like this and rightfully so. What it sounds like to me is a staffer that quickly did the copyright claim without actually watching the video.

  • Cole5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sir Cole!

    11 months ago

    Man what douche bags, Fight it.

    In the words of edna mode

    GO FIGHT WIN

  • dragonsl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    no just the know

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    11 months ago

    I have so many questions about the live-stream ban. Does that cover only The Know? Does it also include the parent channel, Rooster Teeth? Does it affect all the associated channels? If so, which channels come under that umbrella? Is it an absolute ban on streaming as an organisation (as mad as that sounds), or has the youtube streaming function just been disabled?


    It's such a specific and heavy-handed wrist-slap.

  • dernman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Why is their livestreaming disabled??

    • greiton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      specifically on the know channel on youtube. every strike on your account reduces available features for content creators. it is one of the biggest gripes, even one can severly impact some chanel's operations.

  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    11 months ago

    You can stop us on Youtube but little did they know you have your own site suck it Sony! The Know can Live stream all day here and twitch. Do a 10 hour live stream called Suck it Sony please.

  • Rikk_the_Sergal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northern Sergal

    11 months ago

    Eh, Sony can do what it wants. It's up to them what they decide is bad. The title should have been We Were CENSORED by Sony, though.

    • _form_the_turtle_ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      I agree with your second statement, but your first statement is just completely wrong.

  • Jwake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    This by the same company (Sony) who tried to copyright 'Lets Play' gotta wonder if that's the same department or not. Hope you get your strike redacted quickly but if things turn ugly hope you kick their butt.

  • Balarush FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kneel.

    11 months ago

    Clickbait titles annoy me. You were censored by Sony. Not No Man's Sky.

    • OnyxReign FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      Seeing how Sony censored them about No Man's Sky and Sony is involved with No Man's Sky. This isn't a click bait title at all. Would it make you happy if it said "We were censored by Sony about No Man's Sky"?

    • BlackPaul FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      Technically No Man's Sky is the title to a video game and video games can't do anything to anybody. They were censored by the organization presiding over the publication of said video game, so the video title remains true.

    • Juggernub FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      Hello Games is the game developer but Sony Interactive is the Distributor that usually means that a lot of the PR, Trailers, Promotional nonsense ect is controlled and executed by Sony. Also means that Sony partly owns No Man's Sky, so they did get taken down by No Man's Sky just not by the developer but the distributor. I mean i don't know how a video game can take down a Youtube video but i know how one of the companys behind it can.

    • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

      11 months ago

      Also clickbait titles are to get views on YT so they can make money. This is the RT website, and you're a First member. Your view, along with mine and every other true fan of RT, isn't necessary. Therefore it isn't click bait.