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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #30 on: 16 March, 2016, 06:15:20 pm »
I've got another review up this week. This time, in response to a few requests to feature more fantasy anime, I've taken a look at THE LEGEND OF THE LEGENDARY HEROES.

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #31 on: 21 March, 2016, 10:58:16 pm »
Just by way of an early update...

I'm just going to share a little frustration that I had to contend with over on Youtube. It's by now pretty well known that I've butted heads (and so have a lot of other Youtube channels) with an Italian network calling themselves YAM112003 Endemol.

There's a video on my channel which details my experiences with them, which paints a picture of a pretty shady operation. Two of my videos suffered dubious copyright infringement claims from this network, and had to be removed and re-uploaded to shake the YAMsters off.

The effect this has had is that two videos that were doing pretty well in search results have sufferd a bit. One of them, my review of Blassreiter (and if that show doesn't appeal to 2000AD readers, I dunno what will) has recovered pretty well, and seems to still attract the odd view now and then.

My review of the 1978 Captain Harlock anime, though, hasn't fared so well. In fact, it doesn't appear in a search at all since I re-uploaded it - probably because YAM112003 started with their nonsense after the video's views had apparently levelled off. It's been effectively killed in the rankings.

So, I've been sounding the call for any interested parties to head on over to the channel and give it another watch. Maybe if enough folks do, I can get it back into the search rankings again.

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #32 on: 21 March, 2016, 10:59:32 pm »
#WTFYT

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #33 on: 21 March, 2016, 11:13:54 pm »
#WTFYT

If you mean to say #WTFU?, then that's something I addressed in one of my Talking Point videos.

As far as I know, Youtube have actually told a few users recently that they're setting up a team to look into copyright infringement claims with a view to determining the validity of Fair Use in certin claims.

And not before time, given how some established media entities such as Studio Ghibli, Sony Pictures and TV Tokyo have been abusing the Content ID system.
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #34 on: 30 March, 2016, 01:35:20 pm »
There's a new review for the faithful today - this time a look back at THE FIRST EVER OVA! It's 1983's science fiction mini-series DALLOS, which also has the distinction of being an early work by Mamoru Oshii.

Here's the linky-ma-jig:
https://youtu.be/DWt0qF51he8



There's one minor wrinkle with this one. For the next 24 hours, the video is only viewable through the direct link I've posted. The reason being that I tend to 'idle' videos online for a bit before making them publicly viewable, which is a way of avoiding instant Content ID claims on videos by unscrupulous parties. Today's went in at the last minute, meaning that it went without the usual 24 hour standby period I've been using.

Rather than break my schedule, I figured this was a better way of doing things.
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #35 on: 31 March, 2016, 08:16:44 pm »
You have such a good Youtube voice HDE

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great video as always
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #36 on: 01 April, 2016, 09:09:12 am »
Thanks, man - glad you're enjoying the content!
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #37 on: 10 April, 2016, 04:55:06 am »
Mad Bull 34 could be worth a look? I just watched it on youtube (they have the whole thing as an english dub) It's....different
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #38 on: 11 April, 2016, 03:44:33 pm »
Mad Bull 34's a dead cert to appear sometime.

I'm still playing the game of working out which types of shows pull in viewers, but there seems to be a steady audience for reviews of 'retro' shows like that.

In the meantime, I've got Wednesday's update ready in advance. This one's been a long time coming, so I hope it goes over okay!
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #39 on: 14 April, 2016, 03:38:31 am »
Sad to say there have been some major problems with the channel today - including another false claim from my favourite fraudsters.

Still - there's a new video up if you care to watch it through this link:

https://youtu.be/eviJgR1vy-I

And the subject is...

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #40 on: 14 April, 2016, 06:03:23 am »
Nice review

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #41 on: 20 April, 2016, 11:10:55 am »
Some fairly sucky news to impart, folks.

Brainjar TV is in closedown mode. Here's why:

After the last claim by YAM112003 Endemol, the video that got targeted was re-uploaded and completely died in the search rankings. It went from having gone viral and amassing hundreds of views within a day to being hi-jacked and then busted down to a few here and there.

It seems pretty evident from the sheer number of people reporting these kinds of problems that it's impossible to grow a review channel while the Yambastiches are sitting on it.

But it's not the end. Far from it!

I've decided to take a 2 - 3 month hiatus, and then come back with a new channel and fresh content. This time, Youtube will be one part of the plan, and I'll look at expanding across other platforms as well.

All the old content is currently invisible on Youtube, but will eventually reappear online once the old channel is up and running. In the meantime, it seems like Youtube are assessing the copyright system abuse and making some changes to the way things work. So when I return in a few months, maybe things will be a little less nuts.

I hate to do this. But I think that, knowing what I do now about how Youtube works, it might be best to start afresh and hopefully do things better next time.

Thanks to those of you on this board who gave the videos time of day and engaged with them. It's been fantastic to log in wherever I've posted about this stuff and see responses.
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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #42 on: 20 April, 2016, 11:49:58 am »
That sucks, HDE.  I hope you get it sorted out soon.
Youtube's copyright claims process is bullshit, and your channel inadvertently illustrated to me why this was: I watched the review of Dallos and thought it looked intriguing, so I checked the videos down the side of the page and found the entire series available on Youtube, where it had not only been available for several years, but was also being thrown up as "recommended for you" by Youtube.
Clearly - like Youtube itself - anime fans don't give a shit about this kind of copyright infringement or Youtube wouldn't be heaving with anime (and fansubbing would not be a thing that exists) and the simplest explanation is that stuff getting flagged and removed is just another one of those baffling beefs that some anime fans have with other fans, especially those creating content or contributing to making anime or j-drama more accessible.

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #43 on: 22 April, 2016, 01:51:34 am »
Hoo - long post coming up:

Yeah - the thing about the whole Content ID and DMCA drama I don't get is, entities are going after short videos that ought to be protected under terms of Fair Use or exceptions in their local copyright law. But... somebody posts an animtaed feature, obviously without permission from the original creators and owners, and it can stay up online for months or even years. Insane.

Still, in terms of picking up and carrying on later down the line, plans are already afoot.

It looks like I'll be forced to do work within Youtube primarily, which is kind of disheartening. But I may be able to expand across other platforms. There's nothing with the kind of traffic Youtube gets, but I may use DailyMotion to post advance previews of forthcoming reviews, or as a back-up in case of any further trouble. I hear DailyMotion isn't without its own copyright related issues, so I need to look into those.

Otherwise, I guess I'm placing my faith in what I've learned about Youtube's inner workings.

I started having difficulty with YAM112003 after a video got flagged by an automated Content ID claim, whereupon they subscribed to my channel and were evidently sitting on it waiting for me to post anything they could claim manually. The only other claimants I've ever had to deal with are Sony Pictures.

I've since learned how the Content ID system can be circumvented (which, saying it like that, sounds dodgy as all get out) so the hope is that I can use that to avoid problems when I start up again. And of course, I'm allowing time for Google to actually start shaping things up over there. We'll see.

One other option I'm considering is paring the videos back to static screen grabs and graphics, with no moving pictures at all. I don't want to do that, as I'd rather be able to show folks what the shows and films look like in motion - which, given the nature of the content, I should be legally entitled to do. The worry is that, doing that might turn viewers off. But then, I had to do that with my Sky Crawlers review in the end, and that performed pretty well in terms of page views.

To be honest, at this stage, it's all so much effort, with so little guarantee of plain sailing or even reward, that I feel pretty de-motivated. But the plan is to come back in July - August time a bit more aggressively. Which is, apparently, the HdE way.

I've also learned the strategy to take against false claimants as well. So you can bet I'll be fighting back against those VERY proactively if they prove to be an issue in future.

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Re: When Are you Gonna Stop Watching Those Cartoons?!
« Reply #44 on: 22 April, 2016, 11:30:16 am »
I've seen people flipping their video images horizontally so that Youtube doesn't automatically filter them as copyright infringement, but this doesn't stop manual flagging.  Possibly a visible watermark on the videos assigning the correct copyright would help?