So if you haven't heard already, NoobFromUa got a copyright strikes from PGL for uploading highlights of DAC matches that PGL hosted, because they contained the commentaries that PGL's stream had.
This was the third time it ever happened across the course of the channel and no other tournament organizer including PGL themselves have ever done something close to this until now.
I feel that even though they DO have the right for their own content, they are shooting themselves in the foot by doing this. People become more interested in DOTA by watching NoobFromUA, and the tournaments can then get more exposure through these highlight videos. I see no reason why people are starting to fuss over these things when its practically free adverstizing over someone else's Youtube channel, which correlates to more exposure on the scene AND on the tournament in general.
Also, if they have had issues over these "highlight" channels in the past, why did they try to file a copyright claim now? Did they feel like after ESL did it and it (kinda) worked then they decided to follow suit to get more revenue from the twitch streams or is it a sponsorship thing?
I see no motive for this other than corporate greed, and if this continues on I fear for the future of the scene, as if I wasn't scared enough already with all the visa issues and the shady team managements that has been haunting the scene for quite a while (cough ACE esports cough)
I don't exactly know if I should put this on General since this is more or less my thoughts on the current issue at hand, so I'm just gonna put this on tavern and see if I can get other people's opinions on the subject.
tl;dr: NoobFromUA got a copyright claim from PGL for uploading highlights with their content on it. Seems fair and all but why did they start to do it now if it was already a problem years ago (they didnt have a problem with it in the past), and why do it at all if its practically free exposure?
EDIT: So as snoman pointed out this was actually his third strike, not his first. My bad, fixed the post so it correlates.