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Offline Tommy Oliver

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Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:23:35 AM »
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01/21/machinima-unexpectedly-pulls-down-its-entire-youtube-library

I had no idea machinima had changed hands quite a few times, i've heard of the shady practices the people behind Machinima have employed which have caused many content creators to jump ship so i've payed little attention to the channel since then but it has been sold again and the first thing the new owner did was set all the videos to private with ZERO warning to content creators effectively wiping out a piece of video history never again will any of that stuff be seen again, there were alot of really good video game documentaries that are just GONE for good

What a sad day, let us a few moments of silence for what was once a giant staple of youtube and gaming

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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 08:32:39 PM »
Dang... there was some good stuff on that site, or well content provider. I'm sure that they didn't flat-out delete it though. They'll probably edit, re-brand, and then monetize it. Why would a new company take control and get rid of all their content, just like that?

Either that, or some dork accidentally hit "MAKE ALL CONTENT PRIVATE" and no one has gotten the emails asking "What happened to the videos?"

Any way, I'm sure it will resolve it self soon enough.
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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:22:48 PM »
I wouldn't think so the new owners don't know what to do with all that content much of it they don't own the rights to so can't use anyway it will probably stay lost till the new owners decide what to do with the channel

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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 06:05:55 AM »
I think they'll contact the content creators and force them to sign the exclusive rights to post them back up.
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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 07:13:41 AM »
good luck with that most of them want nothing to do with Machinima there's alot of copyrighted content they probably won't be willing to fork out $$ to put it back up

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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
Yea, probably.

Its times like these where it's a good idea to save a copy for personal use then release it semi-privately, when crap like this happens.
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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 08:09:34 AM »
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/02/04/machinima-network-ceases-operations/

Well it looks like machinima is dead dead as they just let go of 81 staff members and have spun down all operations  :'(

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Re: Machinima takes down entire youtube library
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 03:21:01 PM »
Dang... well it served with honour and distinction. Pity the content creators won't have an archive of their works. Maybe they have a back up copy of their work and we'll be able to see it again. There is also the possibility of them bringing content  back under a different branding or something... I know I am just being optimistic, but I hate seeing hard work destroyed.
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