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Activision declares war on 'cheating and unfair exploits' YouTube videos

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Activision is calling in its crack team of elite copyright lawyers in take-down strikes against YouTubers who reveal cheats and exploits in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Eurogamer reports that YouTube network Machinima recently issued an email warning to its affiliates, that Activision is on the warpath. "Activision is being particularly vigilant about their Call of Duty videos lately; issuing strikes on videos showing glitches. If you post videos highlighting these glitches, your channel may be liable to receive a copyright strike so please be careful," stated the email.

Activision says that it's focused on video posts that reveal unfair advantages and tricks to multiplayer competitors. "We're excited that so many fans are having fun playing the game and posting videos of their gameplay," offered a company statement. "We love watching the videos ourselves. Occasionally, some folks post videos that promote cheating and unfair exploits. As always, we keep an eye out for these videos. Our level of video claims hasn't changed."

Copyright take-downs deprive YouTubers of advertising revenues from videos. Multiple takedowns can cause the cancellation of an account.