I'm sure exacerbating inequality is the actual motivation of some of the people involved, or at least part of it. Inequality = cheap labor, plus some people can only feel like they have enough by looking at others who have less.
Sure, but my point is the video aspect has a very small impact on their business, and that of the streamers.
(Also, AIUI, this is not about the archive videos, but the ‘clips’ feature, which allows viewers to save and share segments of a stream. It's cool, but wouldn't be missed that much if it disappeard entirely.)
Go away, troll. If you have a problem with the site, nobody is forcing you to open it. So what if I only comment when I feel I have something to add? I wish more people did the same. My online presence is easy enough to find and you'll find it's 100% consistent with the views expressed in my comments.
If it serves as additional proof to help clean the site of trolling, I'll tweet mentioning this incident in a few minutes.
… is that Twitch is not a video hosting site. Its main purpose is live streaming. Clips are a minor feature that most people don't even use at all, and if they decided it's easier to just get rid of it entirely, it would have a very small impact. So my guess is, in this case, they decided it wasn't worth the bother.
there is no real indication as to whether this is a vocal minority or majority, only that it is indeed vocal.
IMO there's plenty of indication: sales. The developers who released exclusives seem to be quite happy, and the one developer whose numbers I know, well, those were really good numbers for the studio size and for an Early Access.
So yeah. Definitely a vocal minority. It's more or less the same people who scream ‘go woke go broke’ and then don't know how to react when the movie makes a billion. ????
A couple of years ago, I got a DNA test as a gift from someone close. I thought carefully about it and decided, nope, I don't think I want a random American company I know nothing about to have all my DNA information. Discreetly, being careful that the gift-giver never caught on, I threw the whole thing in a random rubbish bin in the street near the office.
Since then, I've occasionally considered if I was too paranoid. Usually I concluded, ‘nah, I did the right thing’. But now I finally have proof and need wonder no more.
And if we're talking about “previous art”, let's not forget Counter-Strike was originally a mod, then Valve hired the whole team and bought the rights, and released it as a regular product, complete with sequels.
This. As far as I'm aware, most Europeans who even know about this ruling are opposed. But the EU court and parliament have pretty much no oversight or real popular representativity, and they do whatever they want.
But it will have to be in the next 20 years or so; any later, the way things are going, governments won't have enough power to do even that.
oh obviously, because Snowden is such an outspoken pro-censorship advocate.
Yeah, I'm with AC on this one. The (main) problem with requiring SSL is, certificates cost (a lot of) money, and there's a semi-monopoly on them. It increases the cost of starting a website, which hampers innovation.
But then again, if SSL becomes more and more the standard, maybe there's greater incentive to fix this issue. I guess we'll see.
Same for TKnarr's points. Most web developers work by running their application server on localhost. So now I need SSL and certificates for that too? Come on.