So I noticed that Mafumafu forbade reprints? Is there a source for this? I checked his MyList and NND account, but I didn't see any of that usual "*No Youtube Reprints" notice that a lot of utaites have. I might have missed something, though.
Sorry, just wondering.
He talked in his namahousou on 13/4. U can find a report, even the link to this housou on tumblr, i don't want to share it again.
Okay, thank you. I think I found that report you were talking about, but it seems like he was talking in particular about reprints of his namahousous. Which is fine and all, but what I actually wanted to know was whether or not he forbade reprints of his music/covers specifically.
(edit: though, since I'm referencing a translation, he might be talking about his covers as well after all..?)
(..At this point, I feel like I should mention that I don't plan on reprinting any of his things. I just wanted to know for sure so I can remove reprints from any of his cover entries here... Sorry if I'm bothering you..)
Well, in fact Mafumafu doesn't make it clear that he forbids reprints. I'm not sure but I understand what Mafu said in that housou, somehow, like:
He doesn't feel comfortable when people shared video links (of his covers) which are not his uploads. Because he can not read all comments in those links and somehow it makes him worried (well, that exactly is Mafu's character, he's very sensitive about what others talk about him). However, he also understands that he can't stop those things so that he persuades himself to accept that.
Therefore, in my opinion, don't like some other utaites who want to delete all reprints on YT, Mafumafu will not try to take down old videos on YT but he hopes people will not do it more. And on wikia or utaitedb, the decision belongs to us. We here choose remove all links :).
Ahh, okay, I think I see. It would be easier if he said "no reprints", but I really do appreciate how you guys are considerate of Mafumafu's feelings on the matter, even if he didn't specifically prohibit them.
So yeah, I completely respect the decision you guys have made on not linking to reprints of Mafumafu's covers. I don't really follow namahousous, so I was just confused for a little while. Thanks for taking the time to explain this to me, it clarified my understanding a bit.
Wait- so does it just mean covers in general? Coming from someone who is really in love with Mafumafu and makes English sub videos (Advertising time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xaMJe8vbbs) I'd hate to not be able to sub one of his covers in the future. I seriously want to right now but because I read this I don't know if I should...
He doesn't trully forbid reprints, u know. I believe he just wants us to watch and comment his clip on NND instead of YT reprints. And in my opinion, subbed videos are different with the original clip. At least u have ur works (the translations) on this clip, not just download and upload to other sites. So that it's still ok for subbed clip.
Thank you very much for the reply! ^-^ I'm really happy. Of course, it'd be better if others watched his video. I mean, it's Mafumafu. He's adorable.
Hmm I personally think, it's still counts as a reprint, though you added some work into it.
If someone rly doesn't want his videos to be spread, they might even regard the fact, that a video of their cover was used and reprinted, as a violation. But I guess that depends on how strict the utaite sees reprinting.
If you're unsure, if you may sub videos of utaite who forbid reprinting, I guess you can contact them and ask? (like Twitter or so.)
And before anybody comments something in respond to this, related to Mafumafu's opinion on reprints: Notice how everything I said was just general regarding reprints and such. Didn't even mention him.
What do you think?