In what's rapidly turning into a PR disaster, Wild Games Studio, developers of Day One: Garry's Incident have used a copyright claim to remove a negative critique of their game from YouTube. Gaming reviewer, TotalBiscuit
Wild Games Studio defended its decision by stating that "we protected our copyright because Total Biscuit has no right to make advertising revenues with our license." The gaming reviewer, who has 1.2 million subscribers, responded that the studio had provided access to the game for review and so using copyrighted material for criticism is protected as Fair Use.
UPDATE: Wild Games are believed to have withdrawn their complaint and the original review has just appeared back online.
The incident raises a number of questions regarding user generated content on YouTube and the actions that publishers and developers are willing and able to take regarding copyright infringements. The current system is really very far from satisfactory for all parties concerned and Wild Games are not the first gaming company to take action against YouTubers. Nintendo doesn't allow YouTube to post content taken from their games without some monetary reward for them.