do you think they dyed and styled their hair like that because they fucking love their eeveelutions so much or since its anime were they born with hair like that and chose their evveelutions based on the destiny their hair fortold
but no one goes and yells at pbs idea channel or pbs gaming when they use lets play content and they usually don’t link to the original video. so why is it a big deal when anita does it?
Oh wow! That’s a great point too. It’s unfair to call out Anita without calling out PBS, who actually does profit off of unsourced Let’s Play videos.
As for why Anita is called out for it, it’s because a lot of people have been trying very hard to discredit her, and therefore dismiss everything she says about sexism in gaming. They want her silenced, honestly. So her every mistake is taken and magnified so that everyone knows. I don’t mean to say she shouldn’t be made to answer for her mistakes, I am saying her every mistake is made known to everyone in an attempt to assassinate her character.
That and a lot of LPers pour a lot of money into what is essentially a hobby for most of them with no returns, and for her to not only steal it, and make a profit from it? Juuuust no thanks. Reason why I don’t watch her videos
Whoa there, she isn’t making a profit off of them. She had her idea of making Feminist Frequency videos and got that funded long before she touched their Let’s Plays, and she doesn’t monetize her videos. That said, I respect your decision not to watch her videos, but I do recommend them to anyone who wants to see feminism and gender roles in games discussed intelligently.
To be able to legit record gameplay footage from a console can be pretty expensive, plus that person also probably spent hours editing those videos. Just yanking them off youtube without even asking leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Okay, so it’s the effort that the LPer put in being invalidated by her taking the video. I can understand that. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!
An LP is derivative content, and I think the main thing that makes an LP one’s own content is the commentary, but even so, not citing the LPers themselves or asking permission seems pretty rude, even if not illegal or anything.
Ah okay, that I can see. It’s a common courtesy-type thing.
No but I remember Mewtwo in this scene was like “At last we meet. Well met cousin, but on this day I cannot hide my grievances against you and so I have decided that the only recourse is violence, what say you in this matter?”
And then Mew was like “HOLY WHAT THE HECK IS THAT oh it’s my tail! TAIL TAIL TAIL!
Apparently Anita Sarkeesian stole Let’s Play footage for her Feminist Frequency videos. She does, however, cite the games she uses in her videos. So I guess where I am in my thinking is that the footage used is of the game, and it doesn’t really matter so much who recorded it? Like, the artwork that she stole I understand since someone made that content, but a Let’s Play is almost always derivative content. I dunno, I guess I don’t understand what makes the gameplay of a Let’s Play it’s own content.
Wario thinks the most important thing in this situation is that Anita reaches out to resolve the situation with the artist privately; which according to the artist, she has contacted her and it working on a resolution. The artist has also stated that she would not like this to turn into a witchhunt, and that she wants discussion of the topic to remain civil. But those updates are being left out by many in favor of a narrative where Anita is a master thief, silently sneaking into museums to steal artwork from purehearted artists for her evil feminist videos.
Wario likes to imagine Anita is used to googling assets and using images with the assumption they are official art and/or liable for Fair Use; not a good assumption to make when you’re making something of a high quality with a sizable budget like Tropes vs Women, but everyone makes mistakes. Hopefully Anita will take greater care in the future to make sure content is fair use.
It’s always a little disappointing to see someone with a controversial message like Anita make a mistake like this, since it will inevitably get blown several orders of magnitude out of proportion and be used to justify the hate against her. If this same situation involved a male content creator with controversial videos about gaming, it would not even register for most people as a blip on their radar.
women are taught “don’t send nudes if you don’t want them to get leaked”
men are never taught “if a woman feels comfortable enough to send you a nude photo, keep it to yourself. leaking it could put her in danger.”
if you don’t see the issue here, you’re a part of the problem.