Ubisoft, YouTube and Copyrights

Ubisoft, YouTube and Copyrights

Due to recent changes in how YouTube allows copyright holders to file claims – including those against YouTubers working within multi-channel networks (MCNs) – we have heard from many of you who have been frustrated by a sudden flurry of claims against your videos. At Ubisoft, we value the talented content creators on YouTube, and we want to empower all of you to produce Ubisoft-related videos. We had outlined our policy regarding monetization last month (please see the full policy here). We would like to reiterate today that nothing has changed in our policy and approach to YouTube content creators. We consider ourselves fortunate to have so many passionate fans creating great content based on our brands, and we plan to work with as many of you as possible to help remove any incorrect claims.

We are also aware that many of the Ubisoft-related claims have come from IDOL, our longtime partner in the digital distribution of our music. We are working closely with IDOL to remove these claims. We kindly ask you to be patient, as this process may take another week or so to fully resolve.

If you have specific questions or requests, please don’t hesitate to email us at videorights@ubisoft.com. We will also have various team members available to answer your questions in the comments below. (Please keep in mind that it might take a few hours to get an official response via email or comment.)

Thank you to all the YouTubers who are producing great content with our brands. We appreciate your creative work and we will continue to support your efforts.

The Author

Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar.com, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman