Google Stadia refrains from commenting on the creative director

On Thursday, Stadia distanced himself from tweets issued by the creative director of the Montreal studio, who said game streamers should pay the devs and publishers of the games they streamed.

On Twitter, Said Alex Hutchins of Stadia, “Streamers [are] Worry about their content being pulled because they used unpaid music should be more concerned with the fact that they are streaming games they don’t pay for. All of this has happened since the publishers decided to implement it [lisencing agreements].

“The real truth is that streamers should pay the developers and publishers of those games. They should be buying licenses like any real business and paying for the content they use.”

The sentiment is significant for a variety of reasons, not least because Hutchinson is a Google employee who owns YouTube, which has its own game streaming program that relies on content creators to monetize streaming games for free by developers or publishers. doing. And there is also the fact that Google makes its own studia games that can benefit from the current stream-free content creator understanding.

The idea of ​​paying game developers and publishers to stream their games is also controversial based on the understanding that streamers, especially popular ones, promote games and help sell more of them. For many, the idea of ​​paying promoters to pay Davis and publishers seems to be on the back burner.

In a statement to 9to5 Google, the company responded by distancing itself from Hutchinson’s comments. “Recent tweets by Alex Hutchinson, creative director of Montreal Studios for Stadia Games and Entertainment, do not reflect Stadia, YouTube or Google.”

At the time of publication of this story, “Studia” had been in the U.S. for a few hours. Is trending at number two on Twitter, showing how provocative and controversial Hutchinson’s statements are.

RJ Wyatt, Shri. Head of gaming on YouTube, emphasizing the value of giving and taking between YouTube and streamers In a tweet. “We believe that publishers and creators have a wonderful coexistence relationship that has allowed us to create a prosperous ecosystem. One that has benefited each other! YT focuses on building value for creators, publishers and users. When we work together all The ships are growing. “

Putting aside the contentious nature of the subject, in this discourse, the question of what the content creators of the legal rights really have come to light when it comes to using the intellectual property of other parties.

As Richard Hoyge, a lawyer whose firm specializes in sports industry-related issues, A series of tweetsAlthough game developers and publishers externally encourage content creators to stream their video games, their EULA generally says.

In a tweet endorsing Hutchinson’s comments about potential IP owners applying for ownership, Hoyge said, “The state of the industry is a state of ‘trust us’ negotiations. We know we’re not giving you the rights you need, but we’re not going to use your Against. Promise. “