War Thunder exec fired after pressuring YouTuber to sign contract

    
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A heated exchange between one avid War Thunder YouTuber and the game’s producer has seemingly resulted in the producer losing his job for overreaching his authority.

Multiple Russian blogs have reported that Russian YouTuber Kirill Fyodorov got into a tiff with Gaijin Entertainment over his coverage of the game and ownership of the channel. Producer Pavel Kulikov had Fyodorov’s channel taken away, citing copyright infringements, and subsequently attempted on several occasions to coerce Fyodorov to sign a contract with an NDA and an agreement to produce only positive videos on War Thunder.

Fyodorov says he refused Kulikov’s demands, and after some back-and-forth between the pair, Gaijin CEO Anton Yudintsev apparently stepped in to put an end to Kulikov’s actions. Kulikov was fired from the company, and Fyodorov’s YouTube channel was restored with an apology from the studio.

Source: Status Report, Kanobu.ruMein MMO. Thanks to Giliding Mouse for the tip!
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sray155
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sray155

I highly doubt the validity of any of this. A Russian “businessman” using strong-arm coercion tactics to get something for nothing? That never happens: fact. Pure science fiction, I says.
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eLdritchMD
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EatCandy tanek_09 deekay_zero eLdritchMD seems obvious. how else could the gaijin guy use extortion unless the youtuber relied on his channel for his income?

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

schlag sweetleaf  Must find Moose and Squirrel.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Very very much this. You’d think anyone involved with anything remotely Internet and fan related like this in a company would know from previous history this never ends well for the company.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Why do companies and people still not know what the Streisand Effect is?

CharcoalCrow
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CharcoalCrow

deekay_zero tanek_09 eLdritchMD Eh, copyright is immoral in the larger sense anyway. At least if we, as a culture, value progress.

Qarran
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Qarran

There can only be one!  Youtube has the power!!

CharcoalCrow
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CharcoalCrow

Armsbend Actually, I agree here.
If they wanted his coverage so bad they should make him a job offer. The way this sounds is that the producer in question wanted all kinds of concessions you’d expect from an employee without any of the whole “paying them” annoyance.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Ohh maaan.. Was going to throw in a Putin jibe myself, but this will suffice :-)