Sad YouTube Economics, Trademarking "React", and Rip Off Artists
I don't typically pay much attention to the current events of a platform like YouTube, but this week's controversy with The Fine Brothers trademarking 'react' videos made me want to share my thoughts on some recent trends and conversations happening about YouTube.
In this episode I talk through the sad economics of being famous on the Internet, why you shouldn't try to trademark recording a basic human action, how the world of online publishing is getting harder, and how not to be a rip off artist.
Items mentioned in this episode:
- The sad economics of being famous on the internet | Fusion
- The Fine Brothers Controversy Explained — Medium
- The Fine Brothers' reaction video controversy, explained - Vox
- STICK FIGURES AROUND THE WORLD?!?! (Special Announcement) - cgpgrey2 on YouTube
- Update. - cgpgrey2 on YouTube
- The New, New Economy: How the World of Online Publishing Is Changing, and Why You Should Care : The Art of Non-Conformity
- Short Skirts and Rip Off Artists - YouTube
- Video Response to Casey's 'Rip Off Artists' - YouTube