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Comment: Why black people? (Score 0) 593

Why do black people need to make up a certain % of the Google workforce? I'm sure there's lots of Asian and Indian and Latin and European workers, so why single out a low % of black people as a disgusting number? Are there 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' colors when it comes to ensuring a diverse workforce? Do you need one black guy for every 3 Asians? Is there an equation?

Comment: This is positive news for LPers (Score 1) 110

by Much Video Dan (#47117049) Attached to: Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers
This whole thing helps LPers. It takes their hard work out of a legal grey area and says "If you make an LP with a Nintendo game you are guaranteed that the video won't be taken down and you won't be sued. If you get enough views you also will get paid." If you make a Mega Man LP, and Capcom doesn't have a deal like Nintendo's for you to sign up for, then suddenly one day some Capcom guy can just shut down your video or even sue you. That's a big risk, when the alternative is doing an LP with Nintendo that supports and legally protects both you and the publisher of the game.

Comment: Re:Sorry, but no. (Score 1) 110

by Much Video Dan (#47105861) Attached to: Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers
It's not just the gameplay - its the art that goes into level design, world design, the music, the writing of dialogue, the plot twists, the comedy gags, the easter eggs... That's a lot of work Nintendo put in, that someone else is making money from. Yes, the commentary and personality of the LPer adds to the experience, that's why Nintendo feels like they deserve some of the revenue. But don't tell me you listen to LPs of games you have no interest in, or you listen to LPs with no video footage of the game. The game is the whole point! Otherwise why not just watch some stand-up comedy.

Comment: Re:Sorry, but no. (Score 1) 110

by Much Video Dan (#47105421) Attached to: Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers
If you photograph something in particular that someone else created (i.e. not nature photos), that other people might want to see, like say, a picture of the Mona Lisa, or a picture of Ben Affleck being Batman behind the scenes of the new Superman movie, you aren't allowed to sell that picture without permission.

You can't make money performing a play that someone else wrote unless you get permission!
You can't project a DVD of a movie onto a big screen and make money from people watching it unless you get permission!
You can't record yourself reading someone else's book and sell the recording or charging companies to put ads on the broadcast, without permission!
You can't show people the full plot and details of a whole video game that you didn't publish without the publisher's permission!

Just because doing that on Youtube has become a trendy thing with it's own cute name (Let's Play!) doesn't mean it's not IP infringement. What Nintendo is doing is saying "We respect our fans and are letting them slide, and even letting them get paid real money making clearly infringing derivative works, we just want a 50% cut of the money because we are the ones who made and published this game which is the basis of the over half (generously) of the video's content. You get as much credit for adding your personal touch to the broadcast/recording, as we do for making the whole game, 50/50 which is more than fair." Also for the record, in the new Mario Kart, Nintendo DOES also allow people to record and edit highlight videos of their races and post them directly to Youtube through a free app. Acting like they are this anti-social bully is completely against their corporate philosophy of gaming being fun and inclusive for everyone.

Comment: What a biased summary. (Score 1) 110

by Much Video Dan (#47105367) Attached to: Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers
The way it's phrased makes Nintendo out to be some evil corp attacking it's poor defenseless fans. It's the total opposite! If you make money with ad revenue using Nintendo's IP, well that's not allowed for ANYONE, and those that do it have been getting a free ride. You can't make money performing a play that someone else wrote unless you get permission, you can't project a DVD of a movie onto a big screen and make money from people watching it unless you get permission, you can't record yourself reading someone else's book and sell the recording or charging companies to put ads on the broadcast, and you can't show people the full plot and details of a whole video game that you didn't publish without the publisher's permission! Just because doing that on Youtube has become a trendy thing with it's own cute name (Let's Play!) doesn't mean it's not IP infringement. What Nintendo is doing is saying "We respect our fans and are letting them slide, and even letting them get paid real money making clearly infringing derivative works, we just want a 50% cut of the money because we are the ones who made and published this game which is the basis of the over half (generously) of the video's content." Also for the record, in the new Mario Kart, Nintendo DOES also allow people to record and edit highlight videos of their races and post them directly to Youtube through a free app. Acting like they are this anti-social bully is completely against their corporate philosophy of gaming being fun and inclusive for everyone.

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