.@NoobFromUA um if ur gonna make a video ripping video/audio from my stream could u at least ask for permission, this isnt the first time xd— Ludwig Wahlberg (@zai_2002) September 6, 2015
@NoobFromUA ya i dont care if ur sorry youve been called out before, plz stop using other peoples content for your own monetary gain— Ludwig Wahlberg (@zai_2002) September 6, 2015
Despite taking footage from player streams NoobfromUA's video content usually focuses around in-game footage, and he is well known for the speed at which he can capture major talking points in competitive matches, even before the full VODs have finished uploading. His YouTube channel is one of the largest for Dota 2, with over 430,000 subscribers and more than 216 million views.
Act in haste, regret in leisure?
After his apology to Zai was snuffed and several other community members commented on the scenario, NoobfromUA tweeted "All zai videos are deleted now. There is no zai content videos in my channel and will never be again", a Tweet he has since removed.
The content creator then methodically decided to tweet the exact same message at popular streams asking them for permission to include their content in his videos, which include EternalEnvy, Dendi, SingSing and AdmiralBulldog.
MFF's Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs defended NoobfromUA on Twitter:
give him a fucking break the dude has been doing video content for dota forever, and actually all of us have watched at least one— 7ckngMad (@7ckngMadDOTA) September 7, 2015
Virtus Pro's Artem 'fng' Barshack also gave his two cents:
I am against the use of someone else's content, but I do not understand why people complain about increasing their popularity?— Artsiom Barshak (@Fnggshka) September 7, 2015
This is not the first time NoobfromUA has been in treacherous waters as DotaCinema's SUNsfan also called out the video creator at the end of July, after he uploaded a video containing footage owned by Valve which he had monetised. However, it seems today may be a case of once bitten twice shy for NoobfromUA, who decided to post an apology and try to come clean.
My english is so bad. Sry again every pro, I not asked at first place making video from their streams, Bulldog, Dendi, Puppey, RTZ and other— NoobFromUA (@NoobFromUA) September 6, 2015
22:00 - LD shares his frustration on pilot episode of Around the Pit (22:00 - 31:00)
Update 3 - Team Empire's Twitter guy also joined in
ＨＥＹ ＮＯＯＢＦＲＯＭＵＡ， Ｉ＇Ｍ ＴＲＹＩＮＧ ＴＯ ＬＥＡＲＮ ＴＯ ＰＬＡＹ ＮＡＧＡ， Ｉ ＪＵＳＴ ＨＡＶＥ Ａ ＱＵＥＳＴＩＯＮ ＡＢＯＵＴ ＴＨＥ ＳＫＩＬＬ ＢＵＩＬＤ：ＳＨＯＵＬＤ Ｉ ＭＡＸ ＭＩＲＲＯＲ ＩＭＡＧＥ— Team Empire (@team_empire) September 7, 2015
Do you think NoobfromUA using clips from elsewhere is a big deal?