I found this week lecture to be one that extended my current view on a topic I have been exploring. As a result of a small combination of greed and following traces, Nintendo has begun throwing copywriter strikes at YouTube content creators who play and upload footage of their games.

My interest in this topic stems from my; as some would say, overuse of Youtube, mostly as a viewer but also occasionally as an uploader. I get my news from sources like Phillip Defranco and Rogue Rocket both places that cover not just conventional news but also Youtube community News which includes these instances of copywrites strikes from big companies.

My biggest concern comes in the form of a negative example set by these big companies, and how the practice of knee jerk copywriter striking can become a habit for regular creators, which could very well crush a small channel or even remove them from the platform.