Jim Sterling just got out of a lengthy legal battle with Digital Homicide but now another developer called STICLI has claimed that the YouTube game critic has violated their EULA and Trademark. The claim goes against a video Sterling made covering Airport Master which is still available to watch on YouTube.
Leonard French copyright attorney covered what the EULA that STI CLI set and whether it could hold up in court. The developer used what is known as a “contract of adhesion” which basically means you have to agree to the agreement to even be able to use the software.
Sterling found out about the move by STICLI via Steam with someone from STICLI posting
Sir, did you accept our EULA? You did, please review statement number 4
4. TRADEMARKS AND RIGHTS TO THE SOFTWARE
The End User recognizes that all of the rights associated with the Software as well as the rights related to the trademarks, royalties and copyrights, are the property of STICLI Games and are protected by international laws and treaties. Any use of Copyright Holder’s trademarks, imagery content, videos, graphical elements, names, plot in any activity (including but not limited to: producing 3d party video content, electronic and on-paper publishing, creation of promotional content etc.) is only possible with prior written permission of Copyright Holder.
Now, may I ask you have you obtained prior written permission from us before uploading any videos to YouTube?
If not, you are breaching the terms of EULA and we are free to terminate your license for Airport Master and fire a copyright strike on YouTube.
— Jim RESISTerling (@JimSterling) March 4, 2017
To see what Jim Sterling said about STICLI’s Airport Master, check out the video below: