New Stuff and Copyright Paranoia

Okay here’s the new stuff first. Dvotee (Paul) has added to his channel by moving in to the wonderful world of commentary and has become part of the exceptional BFBC2 community on YouTube, Twitter and here.

Here’s his vid:

Currently it seems that Paul is going through Beginner’s Doubt which is a stage that most commentators go through where they are unsure how they will be received by the viewers.

I’d like to assure Paul, and all other newcomers to commentating, that it is just a phase and will eventually turn in to IfYouDon’tLikeMyChannelYouCanStickItUpYourAss. Fact. On Twitter we were also talking about unlocking achievements on YouTube.

What? You don’t know about the achievements on YouTube? Donncha unlocked “Who’s an Ass now?” the other day on one of BlameTruth’s vids, but I’ve yet to unlock the ultimate accolade of “OMG u sound like a reetaaard”. That will be +50. (and I don’t want any of you lot thinking you’re helping by ‘boosting’ on my channel!) Sidenote: this whole “achievement unlocked” thing comes from Woodysgamertag so kudos to him for adding another layer of fun to the whole shebang.

And talking of the community. Redd_dragons has created a new Battlefield community here on the home of the best Battlefield bloggers – wordpress. Check out his blog at InBadCompany (that’s a brilliant name for a community site). Check it out! No.. not now, finish reading this first. There may also be a Battlefield Podcast in the offing from Redd_Dragons and friends (including the TeamDonkeyKong guys, Cards and the GLS and others).

Talking of podcasts (and tinfoil hats). Donncha and I will also be releasing a podcast based around general gaming and the community at large. So it’s a very exciting time for all of us.

And lastly – copyright paranoia. My new years resolution (the first I’ve made in about 35 years…) is to not get any copyright strikes. However, I’ve also been attempting to be as copyright compliant as possible by now creating my own music for my vids and not using any images without permission (which is why there are crayon – yes, real crayon drawings – on some of the recent posts). Technically, under fair use I can use images for the purposes of commentary, reporting and education, but I thought I’d go that little step further and ask permission from companies to be LIKE TOTALLY LEGIT.

However, after some recent comedy tweets using #copyright related tags someone called Copyright Guidelines started following me on Twitter. I’m not sure what side of the fence they keep their dogs on, so I’m playing it safe:

You'll never take me alive Copper!

For the majority of this post I should have just done this!

Peas and loaves.

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David Nicol is Articles Editor for, YouTube gaming commentator and blogger based in the UK.

13 thoughts on “New Stuff and Copyright Paranoia

  1. LOL, so the cat is out of the bag! Your mention of copyright also relates to the podcasts. What license should it be distributed under? It’s probably easiest to use a CC one but then you can’t use any “proprietary” music, even under fair use, *I think* because technically we can’t relicense a piece of music.

    Or maybe we can. I don’t know.

    • I hadn’t even considered copyright at all. I’d be happy to go with CC (share alike) or leave it at nothing. I’d be flattered if someone thought our ramblings were good enough to steal.

      Plus when you start getting all “copyright” about stuff people just think you’re an arsehole (hmmm… can’t think of any recent examples of that *cough*l*v*c*ts*cough*). The only music we’re likely to use is game music and I think a couple of calls/emails should get us permission for them.

      • OK, let’s license it under CC BY-SA then. That’s much the same as the GPL which my public code is released under. We of course retain copyright over anything we do. We’re just licensing it in a particular way.

  2. Hiya mate….thnx for the link amd your support. My commentary tonight went a lot better (in my opinion) just a shame that my internet glitched with 10 mins approx left of the upload and it corrupted.

    I feel the love from you all…I really do hahah!!! On a serious note you and everyone else have been so helpful and supportive so hopefully you will all like my latest vid which for me will be the payback for everyones time wasted on me 😉

    p.s. I love the crayon drawing!

    • You were there at the beginning, Paul. You’ve always been supportive, so you should expect nothing less than loyalty from me 🙂

      And I genuinely enjoy helping people.

  3. haha that is a few legit things to be paranoid over. Thanks for the shoutouts and I want you to be a guest on our podcast when it is up and running. I laughed pretty hard at the crayon tweet haha. Also, thanks for the addition to the bc2 youtube list. I added those and put you EU guys under ps3 so everyone is fair. Thanks again

    • Most of my “concerns” are tongue-in-cheek. I don’t take any of it seriously, I just like to have fun with the situations (especially when they are so absurd even logic sheds a tiny tear).

      Good luck with your podcast, I’ll be downloading it tonight to listen to on the train tomorrow (not to go to sleep!).

  4. Hey David Plz let me know when u guys r doing the Podcast. Would love to listen to you guys….or send me a link on twitter or something.

    Thanks man I am looking forward to it.
    Keep up the Good Work.

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