Numerous video game-related YouTube personalities have spent the last day digging through piles of copyright claims suddenly filling their inboxes, claims that they say are messing with their ability to produce and profit from videos they post online.
YouTuber Brad Colburn, whose TheRadBrad channel has some 1,943,317 subscribers, told Kotaku that he's been getting copyright notices for at least 24 hours. These claims potentially block him from earning advertising money for the hours upon hours of footage of games he posts online.
Some game publishers have been OK with people streaming and sharing their content. Others haven't been. But copyright claims tend to come and go. They don't usually hit in huge waves like this. Brad explained what he's been going through: