Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2015

- Canada Cup's Master Series [January 9-11]
- 5th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 18]
- Yonpahi radio show [January 23]
- 6th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 25]
- Taipei Game Show [Jan 31]
- Tokaigi 2015 [Feb 1]

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Progress? Probably not.

Apparently someone stole a combo video off Niconico, and SRK thought the thief was the contributor. This time, after some complaints, they decided to link to the real contributor.

While this's a good sign we doubt that things will change. FG news sites always post YouTube videos stolen from Niconico. We actually think some of them know but they try to not think about it simply because videos attract viewers. Another reason is Niconico videos require login so they post YouTube alternatives instead so the readers don't complain about not being able to view it.

Talking about thieves, it's sad to see that they still get publicity and the praises "Do it for community" and the real contributor is yet to be acknowledged.

If you see a YouTube video about Japanese players and there's unique black chat box on the right hand side, it's 100% stolen from Niconico, and it's from Zabac.

Zabac is hailed "The Stream Recording God" by Japanese FGC. He records almost every Japanese streams in realtime and uploads right away when it ends. He does this for years now.

Zabac helps thousands of people who don't have Niconico premium accounts to rewatch the streams. Zabac stays up for half day long to upload only matches with Japanese players in foreign tournaments.

On top of that, Zabac doesn't get any ads revenue (Niconico doesn't have revenue sharing program), and he remains anonymous. No doubt, he's the biggest contributor of the JFGC if you don't count players and organizers.

From this news, we hope SRK follow this standard of giving credits to the real contributors.

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