Amazon Celebrates Grand Tour Game's Release... By Issuing YouTube Takedowns

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Aceofsquares

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    Woah, Amazon be goin sicko mode
     
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  3. F1FOUAD

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    Typically Amazon!!
     
  4. Scaff

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    I tried to upload three times, each time reducing the amount of content from the TV series shown, however the third one contained only gameplay and still got an immediate strike!

    I had to resort to removing all gameplay footage and replacing it with a picture of my cat just to get the audio up.

    My third video did eventually get released after I put in a challenge on the grounds of fair use (as it was an early review) and that did finally get OK'd and released.



    This is the worst I've come across in terms of copyright strikes and even manages to beat out FOM who have a habit of doing it from time to time with F1 titles.
     
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  5. Spongeinside

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    Maybe because they don’t want people to know their game is poop....
     
  6. Auditore

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    There is only one man that could be responsible for these shenanigans.



    I suspect it's because Amazon set up their copyright claim system in a way that any mention to the show immediatly gets a CR claim.It's very stupid of Amazon to not change their system before the game launched.
     
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  7. Moglet

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    This seems like a remarkably good way to ensure it fails...
     
  8. F4H Super GT

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    I was always very suspicious when the price dropped from £25 to £12 not many days before the release date. The game itself is not really a console game, it would be much better suited for mobile.

    It will be interesting to see though where Amazon game studios can be in a few years time with huge investment.
     
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    Does it run at 60 fps at least? Would be embarrasing not to.
     
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    What happened to 'fair use' and 'transformative use'? Seems to have gone out of the window and literally 1s worth of content can get your stuff claimed etc. Pewdie was explaining it and it seems very skewed towards frivolous claims with some companies literally being like the old accident chaser lawyers, scouring Youtube for anything to claim the revenue off.

    Then there's that poor sod who sunk all that money in Vader fan film.......
     
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  11. mustafur

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    Did article 13 come early?
     
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    Apparently fair use doesn't exist anymore.
     
  13. ferhound

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    The car wobbles to much, its something with the position of the camera, also its too far from the car.
     
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  14. Russ Petersen

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    Mobile? What a joke. I really did not expect anything of this but sounds like it's even worse than expected. Pass.
     
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    A car game by Amazon, you just know it's going to be poo :indiff:
     
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  16. RodolphoPNeto

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    Fan of the show. Chill fun. Easy platinum. Low price.

    Instant buy for me. :cheers:
     
  17. MichalRaven

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    It is very interesting and strange situation. We didn't received review key, we bought the game and our video is still live. We only get 3rd party claim for music, which already was very quiet, so great volcanic hearing from London Music Stream Ltd.

    Looking forward to statement from Amazon.
     
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  18. EngieDiesel

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    This, mostly. YouTube is desperately trying to shed itself of its reputation as the #1 spot for pirated content and in their attempts they've decimated their base of legitimate content creators by adopting a policy of "shoot first, shoot later and don't bother asking questions".
     
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