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Like any independent studio, Rebellion can’t survive
without support from gamers.
It’s gamers who send us feedback, tell their friends,
write reviews, build wikis, and yes, monetize “Let’s
Play” videos on YouTube. No game can succeed without a
We know that games like Sniper Elite V2 and Nazi Zombie Army owe
their success to the thousands of YouTubers out there publishing
footage of them playing, loving, completing our games, showing off
their skills or offering up tips for rookies. We support this
because that’s exactly how we find out about games we love
Recently we’ve been hearing from YouTubers that
they’ve been receiving a flood of copyright strikes, and in
almost all cases these won’t have come from us.
If you’re a gamer that’s had strikes against your
monetized videos featuring footage taken from Rebellion games,
please get in touch so we can try and resolve the disputes as
quickly as we can.
Things change fast, and we’re still getting our heads
round how we can help support gamers and make it as easy as
possible to make video content of our games so they don’t
have to worry about copyright disputes.
As indie developers we support YouTube in their aim to defend
copyright, but we don’t believe that chasing after
legitimate fan-made game play videos is the answer.
In fact we’re very happy when our players show what
they can do in our games and encourage our fans to help spread the
What we’d like to see is more action on videos that show
how to crack or hack our games for the simple reason that if too
many people get cracked versions of our games, we don’t get
the money back that enables us to make more games, so everyone
For now though, we can’t wait to see what gamers come up
with next, and if you want to use footage from Rebellion games,
just get in touch at
Robbie Cooke, Marketing & PR Coordinator
Rebellion® is the studio behind worldwide number one hit
games such as Sniper Elite V2 and Aliens vs. Predator. One of
Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book
publishers, Rebellion is privately owned company based in Oxford,
United Kingdom, and prides itself on its unique and innovative
approach to IP development and stewardship. It has been responsible
for a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed
IPs, including Star Wars BattleFront, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs.
Death, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite.
Rebellion’s publishing portfolio includes multi
award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD
Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science
fiction and horror imprint Solaris Books, and shared-world pulp
imprint Abaddon Books.
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