Thought I’d bring everyone an update on what’s going on because I seem to get identical twitter, facebook, and youtube messages regarding the status of youtubes.
Edit: Looks like I’m cleared to upload for the moment and in the meantime they’ll be working on other issues with my older content.
First and foremost, my issues with uploading are directly related to TGS and have nothing to do with lacking content. I actually have so much content that I’ve had to throw some of it out (rabbit hole DayZ style videos) because it’s no longer valid due to recent patches. Slender, JK Academy, DayZ up the wazoo, Walking Dead, Zombie Survival Stories, everything!
I’m still really excited to be a part of TGS because they seem much more professional and I have many more benefits associated to being partnered with them, but just like Curse they seem to have dropped the ball so to speak and as a result my account has been set back.
I was instructed to let them know when my account was separated from Curse and if I didn’t do this in time my account would be picked up by Google (happens after you reach a certain number of subs/views) and then it takes a long time to contact them and sever that connection and attach it to TGS.
Well I severed it and e-mailed/skyped my peoples and they didn’t respond for several days. As a result we had to take the slow route and only recently was it attached to TGS (I think). However I’m still waiting for confirmation on this and other issues with my account.
After I separated from Curse, CurseMaker (the company that monetizes the videos for Curse) copyrighted hundreds of my videos. Disputing any single copyright claims takes anywhere from days to weeks. It’s a horrifically time intensive process that has to be done video by video. What’s more, I can’t even do that unless I’m partnered with someone else and I’m still waiting to find out if I’m officially linked up yet.
It’s unfortunate that this YouTube business seems so shady and while I feel like TGS was the best option and Curse was really putting it in my butt, it’s frustrating to have the business or political side of things interfere with the videos themselves. I just want to put content up but I can’t do that if it’s going to get claimed or taken down by other companies who want to see a license. I was promised that my account would be up and going within 1 day of severing my account with Curse, and as you have seen it’s been several weeks and I’m still waiting to find out what’s going on.
My apologies and as soon as I’m able I’ll be uploading videos once again.