Activision Faces Mass Backlash After Abusing DMCA To Silence Journalist Covering COD Warzone Leak

2. april. 2021
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- Charlie Galvin
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- Sarano
- Shepard Gaming
- skyrimfan14
- Time Dragonlord
- BattleBladeWar
- JT Scout
- The Brothers Tiegs
- Theron Webb
- Yue

  • The DMCA law was enacted to protect work from being stolen from creators, but more than ever, it's being abused by individuals with grudges or game companies who want to silence genuine reporting. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): PATREON: TWITTER: TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - callmevocal - Charlie Galvin - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Peter Vrba - Sarano - Shepard Gaming - skyrimfan14 - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - JT Scout - NEO JASON VAMP - The Brothers Tiegs - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYeaMåned siden
    • Releasing footage of a non released software/entertainment product ala movie etc, is against Law. It’s funny to me that now YOU are against Activision but after someone leaked cp2077 you was against the LEAKER. There is word for that. You the word. And just because the leak is already on the internet, it doesn’t makes the law a “who cares” state. Childp. Is also out there, should we now allow the share just i mean who cares, it’s already out there 🙄 Law Nippicking

      Lord ChikageLord ChikageMåned siden
    • I always consider the DMCA an unconstitutional POS, for these reasons.

      Let’s take a walkLet’s take a walkMåned siden
    • And the scary thing is that you need to give your personal informations to fitgh a DMCA strike and thus there is people that false flag you just to get that information and dox you in revenge.

      Carl RoyCarl RoyMåned siden
    • @Orion Gear I know I know but all you guys do is complain and yet still buy their games. When assassin unity came out I bought the game on day one and If you know Ubisoft well I have no need to say more. Since then I have never touched anything with the name Ubisoft on it. My point is nothing speaks louder than you wallet. Just look at how fast their game prices drop just look. Now with crystal dynamics and sad to say this CDPR. If they do not add they don't add the missing features that I PAID for I'll never buy another game from them again.

      Jean SweetsJean SweetsMåned siden
    • @Jean Sweets You know its 100% legal for news reporters to report on leaks as long as they’re not the ones leaking the info right? On Thin Ice was clearly abiding by US law when he reported on the leaks. Its not like he signed some NDA with Activision. If he did, things would be different.

      Orion GearOrion GearMåned siden
  • Is Activision some kind of terrorist network?

    Kesa MekKesa Mek21 dag siden
  • So what, no one is suppose to talk about your game in both positive and negative? How would we know if we should buy the game or when it is suppose to be out? Do you want people buy your game or avoid it like the plague? How about stop acting like whining little bitches and get better ways on not getting you shit leaked when you don't want it to happen. That's how I feel about it and I don't even play COD. God, I know it stands for Call of Duty but it's 2 letters away for it being called Covid

    OminvusOminvusMåned siden
  • Sop what donwe do as gamers now? Everyone not buying a single copy of CoD for the next two years? And see how they cry? Sign me up for it.

    KenpachiTaicho1KenpachiTaicho1Måned siden
  • Just dont spread leak, or the information. The product was not out yet. And it's not your job. You just care about money.

    Rizqi ERizqi EMåned siden
  • Talk good about us? It's all fair and square. Talk bad about us? It's ILLEGAL

    Riot AngelRiot AngelMåned siden
  • I mean... why would Activision even go through all that effort? If it was an entire game that got leaked years in advance, that would be one thing... but it was just an already-made trailer for an existing game’s update that’s probably coming in like a month or so. Who even fucking cares at that point?

    RyjakRyjakMåned siden
  • Activision's reputation is on the razor's edge from being forever tarnished

    Michael The Undead MariachiMichael The Undead MariachiMåned siden
  • 6:34 i love how the reply below it is just "have you covered this nibel?" and its just the discord-microsoft rickroll video

    Alt3rnat0rAlt3rnat0rMåned siden
  • Hot Take: Activision intentionally leaking info to DMCA those who would report about it.

    ZeyaxisZeyaxisMåned siden
  • The thing is, they can DMCA anybody and they could well lose the case, but no one is willing to go to court due to time dilatation and expenses, so the safest thing to do is to comply. Could be used also if they don't like some review.

    Alejandro MorenoAlejandro MorenoMåned siden
  • Wouldn't be surprised if the original source of the leak is being sued to death or being fitted for a drum of acid now.

    MildlyDazedMildlyDazedMåned siden
  • Fuck Activision. The boycott continues.

    Inazuma65Inazuma65Måned siden
  • I got banned for playing cold war zombies :(

    1 171 17Måned siden
  • DMCA should have a 'damage control' exclusion, where mass strikes combat press and news is misuse. Crying wolf should prevent an entity from further strikes, or limit their capacity. First party leaker is the only valid DMCA, hence why they usually try to stay anonymous. If the cat's out of the bag, there's no way to get it back in, attacking everyone who sees it just makes you look bad.

    S. SmithS. SmithMåned siden
  • Big companies are dictators, they make their own rules and do not follow the laws in place, your dollar is all that matters to them and if you do something they don't like they will remove you from their platform, but you can make a new account and give them more money. All they want from you is your money, not your opinion.

    Kyle HarveyKyle HarveyMåned siden
    • @Kyle Harvey Exactly!

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • Calling out the bullshit that is microtransactions, lootboxes, and any other kind of egregious predatory monetization scheme is not an opinion, it's a FACT.

    Angelo GriegoAngelo GriegoMåned siden
  • Maybe the media should give them a one year no reporting.. Let Activision send out all the PR stunts they want.. just put it in the trash

    GenRabbitGenRabbitMåned siden
  • Activision Being Activision

    Warren PerkinsWarren PerkinsMåned siden
  • This is why I love listening to Yongyea so much

    Matt CarneyMatt CarneyMåned siden
  • should have a total blackout protest, just see whats happens. cant get a dmca if no coverage was done. but money talks so money wins i gess

    NarsandOrinNarsandOrinMåned siden
  • i refuse to have any thing to do with activision. i have not played any new or old activision product. and as a dev never will.

    NarsandOrinNarsandOrinMåned siden
  • Sooooo.... let's not play Activison games? 🤷‍♂️

    Ryan PooleRyan PooleMåned siden
  • If 2K had reached out to me and asked me to reconsider my original 3/10 score, I would've reconsidered and given it a 1/10 score. Would've been well-deserved.

    code_dreddcode_dreddMåned siden
  • Class action lawsuit of all the people improperly dmca by Activision over the years improper use and abuse of a rule

    Steven oSteven oMåned siden
  • The video game industry is pretty disgusting when you really look at what goes on... Man the worlds a pretty depressing place

    GigaGigaMåned siden
  • that's activision for you

    Damian KamykDamian KamykMåned siden
  • Activision does a stupid today. Everyone: They're violating the rights of others! Spread the word! Activision: Here's the next shooter/DLC for a current shooter. Everyone: Here's our money. But your dicks. Activision: Just pay for your daily fix of microtransactions and stop pretending you'll do something about it. We both know you won't challenge us.

    ElderFan 1425ElderFan 1425Måned siden
    • @ElderFan 1425 FACTS!!

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • His name is on thin ice. You really think he meant no harm? Common sense goes a long way.

    Prototype 81Prototype 81Måned siden
  • Why is every video tou put out whining and complaining about things. All youre doing is giving kids reason to be whiners as well. Have you not caught on to one of the golden rules of life. You have a voice here. Spread positivity instead of all these garbage thought processes. Balance man. Balance.

    Prototype 81Prototype 81Måned siden
  • Of course they change the map on earth day and my birthday lmao, not that i care that much i hate warzone

    Klokateer #437Klokateer #437Måned siden
  • It's like Activison could murder its own staff and people would still buy the next COD its pathetic. Another minute in Africa. Another minute passed. NOtown. NOtown never Change. NOtown is hell.

    Stupid Rage Rant Roast of Takes by Jamel RuddStupid Rage Rant Roast of Takes by Jamel RuddMåned siden
  • If you're still buying COD games, congratulations, you're the fucking enemy.

    Pog TuberPog TuberMåned siden
  • Blue checkmark "journalist": Celebrates censorship when they see someone they dont agree with get censored Also Blue checkmark "journalists" when a company protects their IP: NOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU CANT DO THAT, CENSORSHIP BAD WE LIVE IN DYSTOPIAN SOCIETY JUST LIKE IN 1984

    MaxMaxMåned siden
  • Dearest Yong, using the word "journalist" to describe most of these hacks gives real journalists a bad name

    MaxMaxMåned siden
  • YT channels are free (so far) so why can't everybody set up half a dozen "burner" channels and spam post the leak all over the place? Use a VPN to stop any IP addy block. You can't stop the signal.

    Lexington73300Lexington73300Måned siden
  • Nintendo, even how crap they are never heard going after news report regarding Nintendo breach. Kinda odd.

    bitelaserkhalif 平家boybitelaserkhalif 平家boyMåned siden
  • epic rap battle of law ,dmca vs the first amendment. who will win, you decide?

    dominic hartdominic hartMåned siden
    • @dominic hart yes

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
    • @dominic hart oh ok

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
    • @Christian Atkinson don't you mean freedom of the press.

      dominic hartdominic hartMåned siden
    • TYPO!! Freedom

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
    • Exactly. Whatever happened to freedomdom of speech

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • Stop buying stuff from companies like that. Watch somebody else play their shit on _Twitch._

    LKDesignLKDesignMåned siden
  • I'm not here to watch the video but just to say this isn't new and should have been stood against by all gamers. What happened to supmatto? And others I'm sure have been abused by these companies but you guys will just move past and consume their next product.

    Edward RichardEdward RichardMåned siden
  • This is why the DMCA law needs to have added to ithat should ANY ENTITY perpetually (5 or more tmes against any account) without true cause and uses DMCA in an illegal manner according to the DMCA law can face being banned from using the DMCA takediwn notice on the site they perpetually use it in an illegal manner at the site's discretion; if a site takes them to court for perpetual abuse and wins they will pay all court costs, LOSS OF ANY INCOME FROM THE TAKEDOWN, A MONETARY DAMAGE AMOUNT SET AT $50,000 TO BE PAID TO THE ENITY THAT THE ILLEGAL DMCA REPORTED FOR REPUTATION DAMAGE REPARATIONS and legal fees on both sides as well as be fined $1,000,000 per ILLEGAL USE OF THE DMCA TAKEDIWN NOTI CE committed to the site they illegally sited in the DMCA. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP ANY FROM FILING FALSE DNCA TAKEDOWN NOTICES.

    Kyu T LeeKyu T LeeMåned siden
  • Any game that relies on IAP I will never play.

    Daniel ElkinDaniel ElkinMåned siden
  • Activision also uses a no appeal ban system for games like Call of Duty. False positive bans happen but because of this system you are unable to provide proof that you weren't cheating. This is absurd, everyone who plays the game has the risk of getting a permanent ban without being able to appeal in any way whatsoever. Furthermore they DON'T provide any information on why you were banned. These facts are downright criminal. You are essentially at risk of getting banned permanently just by playing the game fair and square. You get robbed of your money and more important your time. Don't know if it's appropriate to place this here, but I feel this is an issue not widely spoken about. Most studios including Ubisoft give you the ability to appeal, Activision straight up denies that right. My friend got banned for no reason while casually playing a match of zombies in Cold War, so that’s the reason I'm saying this.

    The OneThe OneMåned siden
    • @The One maybe that could explain that recent streamer that got banned

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • What a surprise. They bow to the vile CCP elite and now, in a growing list of wrongs, they try and abuse laws to shut down and censor the public. They'll answer for that abuse with the public becoming more and more aware.

    trelardtrelardMåned siden
  • You know what you never hear about? The leaker. Who leaked this? Has to be from Activision. Was it Activision itself trying to drum up interest?

    Razz IckRazz IckMåned siden
  • I hate Activision but coverage of leaks isn't legitimate. Leaks are spoilers and spoilers are cancer

    Viper3220Viper3220Måned siden
  • Sure, but at the same time, it would be easy to create a few burner accounts and leak stuff through it and reference those accounts for your articles.

    ChickenOfTheCaveManChickenOfTheCaveManMåned siden
  • Let's commit arson on Activision HQ.

    micah lindleymicah lindleyMåned siden
  • DMCA, ah yes the way to quiet people you don’t like.

    Mister SalvyMister SalvyMåned siden
  • NFTs fix this

    Zehraan KZehraan KMåned siden
  • What is the wording in the Act regarding abuse of it? Isn't a company leaving itself open to huge fines for abusing the law?

    AlphatucanaAlphatucanaMåned siden
  • DMCA is just a weapon now. Sony hit me for my review of Grandia on the PS1.... I called it my all time #1 favorite RPG and encouraged people to go and buy it and mentioned the digital version on the PlayStation store. Nothing but Praise for the game and I still got a strike. Thankfully I appealed it and the strike was removed. One day someone is going to Sue NOtown/Twitter for being an accomplice in a false DMCA claim. Guilty till proven innocent is not the way to handle this. The Burden of proof is on the wrong person here.

    Moandain DesignsMoandain DesignsMåned siden
    • Facts

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • I knew Activision was scummy but man, this is just scummy on a new level

    jimmy mmmjimmy mmmMåned siden
  • According to them (Activision-Blizzard-King), the good news was that they've hired a member of Trump's presidential team as a Chief Administrative Officer. According to them, the good news was that they broke records on an MMO expansion release during a time when EVERYONE is locked up at home starving for SOMETHING TO DO.... and then they broke records with the drop-off of players due to the content being half-arsed and shit. According to them, the good news is that they had to hire (buy out) more studios to finish their fucking projects for them because we all fucking know how Warcraft 3 Reforged turned out don't we. According to them, the good news is "don't worry, even though we're all at home... we might get a content patch out for you TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY PLUS DAYS AFTER LAUNCH" in World of Warcraft. According to them, the good news is breaking the news to investors they've had record quarterly earnings and they want to bring ALL of their IP's in-line with their top-earners. According to them, the good news is that they've silenced journalists. According to them, the good news is "Don't you have phones?" According to them, the good news is that Bobby Kotick is bringing in bigger and bigger bonuses. According to them, the -bad news- good news is that they've let a lot of staff go and taken down HQ's/Offices... during a rough pandemic... only to rehire more and more and more. According to them, the good news is that their lifelong, respected staff members are moving on to greener pastures. How is ANY OF THE ABOVE good news to US? The players? The loyal fanbase? The potential buyers? The customers? The clients? How is ANY OF THE ABOVE what we want to hear? Literally all of the above puts us, the gamers, and the games themselves on the back seat. And if any of it is supposed to encourage us, or make us think "I'll go where the money is... they'll produce the better games", it has the absolute adverse effect. Literally the opposite. Hearing any of the above makes me think... "I'll go to the person who puts US first and foremost". I want companies TO AT LEAST APPEAR to look like they're "making the games we would wish to play ourselves" and not just in it solely for the fucking MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEEEEEEEEEEEH! Activision's been dead to me for over a decade now. KING make mobile games... fuck em. And Blizzard? For so long I genuinely thought Activision hadn't dug their claws in, and that they were a respectable _and_ respected brand. But lately? Fuck em... They're as bad as, if not worse than, Activision themselves.

    Zubr HeroZubr HeroMåned siden
  • “People say companies like Activision, EA and Ubisoft are the worst but look at the top selling games every year. It’s Activision, EA and Ubisoft.” - VideoGameDunkey

    Altar Of OrochiAltar Of OrochiMåned siden
  • I hate ea and all and i don't know if i missed something, but from this video i didn't get the main question answered. What did the taken down content show? because if it showed leaked footage i don't think it's quite black and white enough to be all pitchforky about this.

    PuyuPuyuMåned siden
  • DMCA Abuse is, in of itself, a crime.

    needs|LITHIUMneeds|LITHIUMMåned siden
  • Activision is actually the worst, especially since Laura Miele became EA’s new Chief Studios Officer and seems to be determined to reestablish good will with the gaming community.

    Kelly McMillinKelly McMillinMåned siden
  • Big Brother is TWATching you

    Jonny QueztJonny QueztMåned siden
  • Best way to protest against a game is dont buy it!

    Sifu DizzySifu DizzyMåned siden
  • Funny how people keep expecting corporations to play by the rules. They don't even play by the rules THEY WROTE THEMSELVES

    FuzzyThoughtsFuzzyThoughtsMåned siden
    • @FuzzyThoughts FACTS!

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • These "journalists" would probably only talk about how there aren't enough pink haired land whales fighting the evil huwhite not-Cs and how everything is patriarchy and patriarchy is bad, anyway. I say good riddance, journalists would be better used as bone meal.

    Jack SparrowJack SparrowMåned siden
  • Blizzard / Activision has been awful, ignoring laws, rights etc for profit. That's not news anymore. Especially since they attempted to cater to the CCP so hard. Especially banning the player after being in favour for the Hong Kong protestors. People still buy their crap games. Profiting from games glorifying armed conflicts. Bending the truth on who committed the war crimes and atrocities to suck up to the US Ideals.

    The Black BaronThe Black BaronMåned siden
    • @The Black Baron. I guess you can say Activision is like the communist party. Sorry that being a bit political. I was trying to compare the two

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • Can somebody put all the info on a comment? F*ck them trying to silence this shite. Leak it even more.

    Erick RenteriaErick RenteriaMåned siden
  • Thank god I came to my senses about a year ago now and stopped playing modern warfare 2019.

    DuffinThe MuffinDuffinThe MuffinMåned siden
  • Mihoyo(genshin impact creators) did this same thing to stop any and all talk of leaks. You should have covered that when it happened. Companies have been doing this and it needs to stop. Same thing for mihoyo trying to silent any bad press on their game. They would restrict info in the Reddit and take down any talk about leaks. They would also make sure videos that talked badly about the game not be allowed to be posted in the Reddit or anything. Things will continue to get worse until both sides learn to find a balance instead of hate and anger from the consumer and greed and lies from the companies.

    shadowman2101shadowman2101Måned siden
  • Rose All my homies hate Rose

  • Activision should be communicating and announcing their plans and future content or even patches in the first place thats why leakers do this to break this silence

    Jeager UnitJeager UnitMåned siden
  • XD I modded my face in Black Ops 3. Playermodel mod. Gotta watch out now.

    MatschaakMatschaakMåned siden
  • Very naughty dog-esque

    saotomebustersaotomebusterMåned siden
  • Activision is just as corrupt as Twitter and Facebook

    Yeezus YbarraYeezus YbarraMåned siden
  • Why am I not surprised that the twitter corporation and the youtube corporation will turn a blind eye to their users being abused another corporation on their own platforms. These corporations hate you, it's ok to hate them back.

    Tranquility BaseTranquility BaseMåned siden
  • It doesn't matter if they face backlash because no one who plays their games will stop buying them.

    MetazareMetazareMåned siden
  • Wont ever buy another activision game again! Cant support such a gross company!

    Tegan PowellTegan PowellMåned siden
  • People should just stop acting like stealing, spreading leaks isn't just as bad as being a leaker. You're still taking information that shouldn't be yours or anyone's in the first place. Nobody ever cares because it's not their own property or art they worked on being stolen an in some situations sold to other. I can understand were activition is coming from. Or any company small or big. Shit isn't cool an people need to stop acting like stealing or spreading stolen information is fine because it's "just covering".

    Shawn MitchellShawn MitchellMåned siden
  • it's ok when Nintendo and Sony does it

    LinklickZRLinklickZRMåned siden
    • @LinklickZR 😂😂

      Christian AtkinsonChristian AtkinsonMåned siden
  • This is insane

    Baconface JugsBaconface JugsMåned siden
  • And yet people will KEEP GIVING ACTIVITION MONEY. This will not change until they actually suffer a financial loss from stemming from this kind of bad press.

    ssjgokuhanssjgokuhanMåned siden
  • The only way this is ever going to stop is if there becomes a way to hurt these companies in the pocketbook. Bad publicity means NOTHING to them.

    AC3AC3Måned siden
  • All corporations and social media platforms have intertwined interests. You can kiss you free press and free speech goodbye. They are taking small steps, silencing group after group to avoid a backlash from all of them.

    gheafloringheaflorinMåned siden
  • If an game company does us gamer wrong. We the gamer stop buying there game to teach them they are nothing with out us gamers

    grim2be Collinsgrim2be CollinsMåned siden
  • Let abuse the system and submit DMCA strikes on Activision Twitter

    Mark WoollMark WoollMåned siden
  • Just boycott these companies. Even better, have all entertainment journalism groups go on a strike by refusing to mention or create posts about certain businesses like Activision.

    Excalibur_300Excalibur_300Måned siden
  • Anyone else noticing the slope getting increasingly slippery and steeper? Censorship is becoming the norm and only getting worse

    Rope AdopeRope AdopeMåned siden
  • Scanning the comments to see if anyone points out yong misgendering jim sterling

    Tyler FoxTyler FoxMåned siden
  • This makes one side look bad and doesn't make the other side look any less bad urnalists are a good representation of everything wrong with gaming right now so excuse me will I sit here and laugh

    Joseph JoestarJoseph JoestarMåned siden
  • Activision is almost as bad as Naughty Dog.

    Political Correctness Offends mePolitical Correctness Offends meMåned siden
  • Way to sabotage yourself Activision, you comment deleting snowflakes.

    V. Emil the II-nd.V. Emil the II-nd.Måned siden
  • Oh Activision. If it didn't work out for Naughty Dog what makes you think it'll go better for you?

    Superluigi881Superluigi881Måned siden
  • scummy Activision

    SilentVinylSilentVinylMåned siden
  • Activision needs to stop lying to the kids.

    Darth RevanDarth RevanMåned siden
  • The Streisand Effect at work

    EchosEchosMåned siden
  • Releasing footage of a non released software/entertainment product ala movie etc, is against Law. It’s funny to me that now YOU are against Activision but after someone leaked cp2077 you was against the LEAKER. There is word for that. You the word. And just because the leak is already on the internet, it doesn’t makes the law a “who cares” state. Childp. Is also out there, should we now allow the share just i mean who cares, it’s already out there 🙄 Law Nippicking

    Lord ChikageLord ChikageMåned siden
  • Hypocrisy, civilization's greatest virtue. Remember CP2077 leaks that Yong was so against.

    Sarik RanaSarik RanaMåned siden
  • It very odd that I started to notice that NBA or FIFA has not be been blame for gambling loot boxes that they approve their marketing. I am not sure that they should take action that it their sport and children are learning gambling. They have the right to withdraw and but I feel they wanted money from their fees.

    LightenzeroLightenzeroMåned siden
  • Glad I got to see this before it gets DMCA'd on Monday. Best of luck, Yong.

    OD-XOD-XMåned siden
  • Dude you drag these videos

    Twiggy NoirTwiggy NoirMåned siden
  • Activision being shitty? But they were such a great company!

    BurnsyBurnsyMåned siden
  • Horrible Co and horrible game

    MrOutPerformMrOutPerformMåned siden
  • If they are so pissed about the leak being covered, how about they find out whoever keeps leaking the info and fine them and fire them, because im sure they signed an NDA when they signed on at activision. The problems are the employees who cant keep their mouths shut, not the journalists who are covering something some moron said or showed.

    Death's HandsDeath's HandsMåned siden