Let me break your current stance down point by point, for simplicity and organization, of course.
so you are severely limiting exposure to your content by forcing your content to be removed off of multiple sources unless you they pay you.... dude.... this makes you seem like a cash grabber.
Slimebeast has not "forced his content off of multiple sources." I have no idea where you got that from. Most of them are still on the wiki(and probably will remain whether he'd want them to or not, but hey, unrelated), I'm sure a lot of them are on creepypasta.com somewhere, and not to mention other more obscure creepysites. He does not care, as far as I can tell, as long as no one's making cash off of his content. This is not because he wants to hog all the dough for himself- if this were the case, he'd be charging you right now just to be on this forum like the jerks over at somethingawful.
If anything Slimebeast is the OPPOSITE of a "cash grabber." He creates FREE CONTENT. FOR YOU. THE CONSUMER. TO ENJOY. FOR ENJOYMENT!!!!
He just wants it to remain ad-free. That's not "forcing content off of sources," it's forcing the ADS off. Anyways. Onward.
you yourself said your content is free. why can't you just drop it and let people enjoy your, and many other peoples' content instead of constricting it to the point where it's exclusive only to your website? where is the fun in that? i understand copyright is a sticky situation in itself, but for real.
Yes, firemender. It is free. Which means no one should be making money off of it. I don't mean to be rude, but what aren't you getting about that? Mo has
dropped it. All of it. He's not even posting free stories anymore because of this ordeal and other's like it. And yet, he's still letting us continue to enjoy the ones he's already posted out of the kindness and generosity in his kokoro. He's encouraging
us to enjoy it!
And, as stated before, his stuff will probably be immortalized in the wiki, sadly with or without his consent.
i understand copyright is a sticky situation in itself, but for real.
If you really understood copyright and the stickiness of its situation, this would not be a conversation being had right now. Instead we'd all be cozied up in our beds playing Black Ops and drinking cocoa, but here we are, not doing that. Instead we are debating like Grumpy Gus and Irritated Irene.
You are an excellent writer and i found your works THROUGH MCP and other narrators. if it weren't for them your audience would be a LOT smaller.
Nope. Wrong. Just because that's how you
found the content, does not mean that's how everyone
found the content. You are either lacking a Theory of Mind/Empathy, or you posess too much ego. I'm pretty sure more than half the people on this site are nerds from HR anyway, but that's unrelated and hey, what does ala know?
I digress. If it weren't for the YTNarrators(who, by the way, only narrated like 4 of his 3million gazillion stories), then Slimebeast's audience.... would remain relatively the same. Didn't you read the thing, the hit count only went up that one time and it was for Whimsywood. And it didn't even stick.
I respect you but i am on MCP's side.
Hard to tell, and obviously
stop blowing it out of proportion because it will end with each party being hurt. these things always do, you win and MCP can't do any videos, you just upset an entire community, MCP wins, you just look like a jerk. just drop it for the sake of everything you both stand for, exposing people to amazingly scary stories.
Ok, one, what are you even saying? Two, what are you even saying? And three, what? MCP has plenty of other writers on his list to make money off of, I'm sure. He's got plenty of other works to choose from, not that that's necessarily a good or bad thing. Aside from that, if MCP were to "win" how would that make Slimebeast
look like a jerk? I mean I'm supposed I'm very sided in this war so to speak, but MCP looks pretty lame from all angles.
Also I have no idea what Mo stands for, nor do I claim to, but I'm pretty sure MCP and him stand for at least slightly different things.
And now that that's that, aLa's two cents--
You seem to not understand the situation. I think it may be because you either don't understand how creators feel about their content or you may not have looked at Slimebeast's side very well. Allow me to conjure a scenario to explain:
Imagine you created a thing, maybe a tiny sculpture made of toothpicks or something. You love this sculpture, and are very proud of it. You worked very hard and tirelessly to create this tiny beautiful thing, and now you think you want to share it with the world! Because you are so proud of this small thing, you want anyone who wants to see it to be able too, so you put it on display in your garage for FREE. You may not be making any money off of it for all the time you spent on it, but other people love it, and that's what's important to you.
In fact, so many people start loving it that you get an offer from an art gallery who wants to put it on display! Excited that more people will get to view your sculpture, you agree. You allow your sculpture to be taken to this gallery. However, you visit the gallery yourself one day and discover that the gallery curator is charging people $8 in entry fees to get in to see your little sculpture! This makes you angry; your sculpture was supposed to be free to see!
You talk with the curator, and after some debate, he agrees to take the fee down, and you are content.
However, you go back again in a few more days, and discover that every inch of the walls in the exhibit room for your little sculpture is covered in promotional posters and flyers! It's very distracting!
You go to the curator and ask him to take the advertisements down, but he doesn't want to, because he is getting paid to keep them up! This makes you angry; THIS CURATOR IS GETTING PAID FOR SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE!! This curator, who did virtually nothing, is raking in cash from ad revenue because of something YOU did!
So you smash the sculpture into little pieces and cram them down the curator's throat. Now no one can enjoy your little sculpture that you worked so hard on, and all because this curator decided to be greedy and insist that he make moola off of something you did.
This is merely one example of how putting ads on something that wasn't meant to have them can hurt everyone. I hope you understand now.