As some of you might have read or watched, there has been some kind of new YouTube Copyright automatic system added that will flag just about anything that’s set to be copyright. This has affected everyone including videos that would normally fall under fair-use.
What does this mean for Majin Planet? Well this means I wont be uploading any more videos to YouTube, the problem is I don’t have the server space or power to host all our videos and the file sharing sites to upload videos are slowly becoming more and more controlled and if it’s not something 100% created by you (video and audio) it gets taken down or you simply can’t make any money off it.
Now I’m not someone to make loads of cash off the music videos created by me as well as the other editors we’ve had over the years. However the little bit of money made from those ads showed that I get paid for as well as the ads shown on Majin Planet.com helps and as anyone who nows me knows that I put 110%+ more of the cash made (as well as my own money) back into the site.
The last Fight Club we had the winner got $50 dollars which came out of my own pocket, the domain fees I pay every year/2 years plus the monthly fee to keep the server and host all this content all cost money out of my pocket. Even with the success of my other website HunterMastery.com, I still haven’t seen any real money from Google or YouTube or any other ads I run, it getting close but still the amount I’ll get paid vs what I’ve spent for the last 2 years.. won’t cover it.
Google pays you once you hit $100 and I’ll be honest with you I’m half way right now. The yearly domain fee is $10.95 the server cost me $9.95 times 12 months which comes to $119.40. That’s $130.35 I spend a year to run Majin Planet, once I add in the other small projects I try out (which end up failing due to lack of time) so really there is just Majin Planet and Hunter Mastery, so you can toss on another $10.95 a year I spend on the main domain. However, did I tell you that I own the domains of .com, .org, .net, .info of Majin Planet? Also Hunter Mastery I own .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .mobli and .us so when you really add that all up it’s well over $200 a year I spend out of my own pocket to keep this website up.
Did I tell you that Majin Planet is Free? Did I tell you Hunter Mastery is free?
Yes bother websites are 100% free there are no join and pay me x amount a month to see content, there are no hidden cost. All the content is free, all I do is have ads up and hopefully I draw enough traffic to make it worth wild. With these new changes to YouTube, right now nothing on my YouTube page has been removed but I’m afraid if I do upload anything new it’ll get flagged and if you get 3 flags on the account they delete your channel and given the content in the videos, Anime I doubt I could fight getting the channel backup.
The fact is in the last 3 years I’ve already lost 2 YouTube Channels, the original channel was youtube.com/majinplanet another was youtube.com/majinplanetcom and bother were removed due to copyright calms. So you can see why the latest channel I haven’t really gone out of my way to promote the site because I don’t want some automatic system flagging it due to it getting traffic and I haven’t tried to set any videos on the new channel to make me any money from.
Is this fair? Maybe it is, I understand that YouTube need to protect itself to stay free and they are being sue like crazy for the full episodes and movies being put up. And then the music as well, but you know I don’t care about the music people because they are getting what they deserve. My point in today’s post, is I’m not sure of the future of Majin Planet music videos at this time, hopefully things change or I find another way to get those videos online and for free so that everyone can enjoy them once again.