Interesting post on Valve and YouTube's attitude to Machinima

Very interesting news from the guys at Pixel Eyes Productions - they’ve been trying to enable revenue sharing through ads on YouTube, and they’ve found the following:

  • YouTube won’t let them revenue share until they can prove rights to the video (not too surprising)

  • Valve won’t even respond to emails from them (slightly more surprising, but we’ve seen this before from several games companies - Microsoft being the big exception.)

  • Machinima.com DOES have revenue sharing enabled.

I’d be really interested to hear more on this topic from someone at the Machinima.com team - anyone?

Also, has anyone had more luck talking to Valve?