Jim Sterling TROLLS YouTube

Tech and Science News: Jim Sterling TROLLS YouTube

Outspoken YouTube personality and game critic, Jim Sterling has found a novel way to combat aggressive copyright claims. By trolling the copyright owners into fighting each other. Will YouTube's recent changes to content ID policy effect this new tactic?

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

    1 year ago

    I can only applaud Jim for this. It's funny and brilliant.

    If their system has a crack they won't fix, break it. That's usually enough to push it to the top of their priority list.

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

    1 year ago

    The only thing I don't like about this edition of The Know is when you are quoting YT to say that the system works because only 1% is ever disputed. This number being used to prove their system works is actually hiding the real data from people outside content creation. For everyone apart from those with huge channel support via networks or company backings they don't dispute any claim because they can't. The system will not be resolved by YT themselves who should be willing to stand by their content creators in my view. That or at least a 3rd party who will determine the legality or validity of a company claims.

    Instead the system relies on you contacting the claimant who has said you have used their content without permission and in a lot of cases they just say "Tough" and the claim will remain. There are also a lot of cases where a significant number of claims by companies who don't even own anything claimed at all did so to get monetization for small amounts of time. Only releasing it after it becomes too much or a lot less likely that they can maintain it. This has been shown on numerous occasions by Angry Joe and other larger content creators who have remained 'smaller people' not tied to a system that protects their content to enable them to highlight this to viewers and also YT themselves. While yes, the new YT rules should safeguard against people leeching monetization. It doesn't resolve all the real issues in their system as a whole. Giving the power of valid and accurate claims to the claimant is just stupid.

    Plus, as there is no actual punishment for false claims and YT has always maintained the “3 Strikes” and your channel is gone system. People are in a position where by they can't fight, as very quickly they can have 3 strikes levelled at them and crippling their channel and their monetization without even having the means to be checked by YT or anything resembling an actual fair system. In some cases in the past once the channel is gone they can't even claim any of the claims back and are literally without recourse.

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

    1 year ago

    I noticed in your defense of youtube, you neglected to mention something that Sterling pointed out.


    In a case of content ID hit, if you dispute it, it is the person who filed the claim who gets to make the determination, and not a 3rd party arbitrator as would be ideal.

    while it is a step in the right direction on YT part as you pointed out that they will allow ad revenue to continue and hold it in escrow effectively, again, this rings of "too little, too late" still.

  • cantab1611 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Not a personal fan of Sterling, but this is both genius and fucking hilarious. The system is broken, when you play by the rules you get fucked by large media companies. Solution; don't follow the rules and fuck them right back.

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

    1 year ago

    Personally can't stand Sterling, but it's an interesting angle he took here.

  • AceofAces007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh God! Ryan's forehead is SOOOO SHINY IT BURNS MY EYES!!! And the fact his glasses are mirroring back the prompter isn't helping at all.

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

    1 year ago

    I laughed my arse off at the two videos haha the ending was perfect. Thank god for him

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

    1 year ago

    Thank God for Jim Sterling

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

    1 year ago

    I'm looking forward to the end of this trolling story