Formula One Management has begun 2019 with a big bang at F1 video game YouTubers as they throw copyright claims in their direction.
Many YouTube channels are dedicated to broadcasting gameplay of the series of F1 video games from Codemasters.
Some of these YouTube channels have hundreds of thousands of subscribers that tune in to watch their progress whether it is the F1 career mode or testing their driving abilities with the rest of the world online.
It proves to be a very popular community in the video game world of F1.
Channels such as Aarava, with over 200,000 subscribers, and Tiametmarduk, hosting over 300,000 subscribers, rely on the F1 video games for their growing success with the fans.
F1 itself has claimed a high number of videos that feature the current game, F1 2018, and previous titles on YouTube.
These actions from FOM has left many YouTubers angry and concerned for the future of their dedicated F1 channels.
Some of the big channels have written their reaction onto Twitter.
Tiametmarduk wrote: 'uhhhhhh, F1 has claimed like a million videos on my channel?'
Jimmy Broadbent, another highly known F1 YouTuber claimed to have at least 20 videos claimed by FOM.
Broadbent wrote on Twitter: 'Just had 20 of my F1 career mode videos copyright claimed by F1 on gameplay footage.'
WTF1's Matthew Gallagher also took to Twitter who used to run his own F1 video game YouTube channel before becoming the lead presenter of WTF1's YouTube channel.
Sportskeeda did bring you a review of F1 2018 on the Sony Playstation 4 before the game was released in August of last year.
The video was uploaded onto our YouTube channel.
The latest news of FOM's copyright actions has not affected us as you can still watch our review on YouTube...
F1 2018 has seen the arrival of the new theme song produced by Brian Tyler and many believe that could be the trigger of starting this copyright mess in the first place.
For a while, it looked to be a hole for F1 YouTubers but after the people of Codemasters looked into the problem, everything has now been resolved.
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