Anton you smug bastard! You sure know when to fire shots at WG…
EDIT: Added some good listening material from one of the top WT youtubers.
The CEO of Gaijin himself has posted this on Reddit to clear up the muck that stuck on their company during the on-going WG x Foch shitstorm.
Some people claim that any critics or showcasing bugs in War Thunder is violation of our agreement and can cause copyright strike.
That is nowhere near truth. For almost two years we even have made publicly available legal agreement for everyone (including youtubers), which is legally allowing people to do whatever they want to do (including any kind of critics), and monetize that content, so any youtuber is now guarded and can feel safe.
Here it is:
With very reasonable four limitations. War Thunder materials can be used only for content, that:
1) not pretend is “official” (i.e. produced or approved by Gaijin).
2) violates laws and/or spread libelous lies
3) publicly encourages to violate game’s EULA or publicly shows how to violate EULA
4) advertise other software using game materials and logos
All of these requirements are very simple and straightforward, and basically is common sense.
If someone is not violating these simple reqiurements than any copyright strike can be easily disputed, because it is our legally binding agreement.
Before that, for 3 years of OBT there was no any public agreement at all and in order to safely monetize the content one had to get written permission from Gaijin.
During CBT, when every user had to sign electronic NDA, requirements were indeed different, and showcasing bugs was prohibited. That was 5 years ago, and was tied to CBT stage of the game and NDA attached to it and also typical for CBTs.
I wish any and all youtubers good luck in creating and monetizing anything about War Thunder, and all critics is very welcome.
EDIT: Here’s a vid from Many Miles Away on the subject of both this info and of course Jingles talking shit about WT.