Activision Issuing Copyright Strikes on Advanced Warfare Glitch Videos
If you've got Call of Duty gameplay videos up on your YouTube account, you might want to revisit them and make sure they're free of glitch reveals.
Activision has recently blocked some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare YouTube videos claiming that they "promote exploits and cheating", Eurogamer reports. Because of this, game network Machinima sent out an email to its partners warning them of the change. While it might not seem like a big deal to some people, if you're tagged on YouTube as having a copyright strike on one of your videos, your account can take a serious hit. You can have certain YouTube features removed, such as live streaming, custom thumbnails, or the ability to set your videos as "Unlisted" or "Private." Not only this, but after three strikes, as with most things, you're out. You will not only have your YouTube account terminated, but also all of your videos will be deleted.
With many YouTubers up in arm, Activision issued a statement where it said that people shouldn't be so worried--that Activision will only issue copyright strikes against people whose videos show "cheating and unfair exploits." Specifically, Activision said, "We're excited that so many fans are having fun playing the game and posting videos of their gameplay... Occasionally, some folks post videos that promote cheating and unfair exploits. As always, we keep an eye out for these videos."
So, unless you want your account suspended, take a hard look at your videos and make sure that they don't include anything that Activision would deem cheating.