That “streamers should pay” thing


I read over at TAGN about a controversy regarding comments by a developer that streamers should pay for the game services they play and/or for the rights to use the music they use to create their streams. As Wilhelm puts it in the post “I can think of no quicker way to put an end to video game streaming that trying to extract a license tax from streamers”. This made me immediately think of the struggles of many of the creative industries’ people that I know.

Making a comparison with the lot of actors, I know quite a few here in the UK, mostly depend on other income streams to live – according to one relatively recent newspaper article some 98% of them do not live off acting income alone. I imagine since the COVID pandemic started that’s even nearer 100% now. It’s a similar situation for other friends in…

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