Phil Fish Claims YouTubers Owe Developers Money

By Jared Scott on June 18, 2014, 5:50PM EDT

YouTube content featuring video games has become rather controversial over the past several months. While some companies are looking for a happy middle ground between themselves and content creators, Phil Fish, the creator of Fez, decided to throw his two cents in.

Not known for mincing words, Phil Fish via Twitter made a couple of statements. "If you generate money from my content on your channel, you owe me money. simple as that." Another tweet stated "ad revenues should be shared with the developers. this should be built into YouTube. anything else is basically piracy." Of course, it wasn't very long until Phil Fish had to delete his Twitter account again.

While Fish tends to be seen as a villain in the world of game development. His statements do bring up interesting questions. How far does ownership of a video game extend once it's bought? Should there be limits to the ownership? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.

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