Addressing Game Theory's Biggest Problem

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Hey guys. I've thought about doing a video about this for a long time. Over the years of doing Game Theory, people have had one MAJOR problem with the series - the use of fanart. And since I'm covering the Scott Fan Art Issue as well, I figured what better day than today to address it. I've done my best to set rules in place to keep fanart out of Game Theory but accidents happen and things slip through the cracks. Today I am setting the record straight on Game Theory and fanart. Plus, hopefully giving you fan artists some advice on how to keep your fanart from being stolen.
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Carrots

    Carrotsיום לפני

    Oh. My. Freaking. POTATOES. This kind of thing is common. Artists get their art stolen all the time, especially fanart. On Instagram, there's an account dedicated to stolen and uncredited art (@artpoliceofficial). The people and conversations uploaded on their account are outraging. They claim that the art is theirs. They didn't draw it, credit it or come up with the idea for it. They say it's theirs because "the artist should've watermarked it." Huh. What's that in the bottom of the sleeve of the character on the right? It, so clearly, states the artist's account. And the posts (@artpoliceofficial) don't come occasionally. I don't check my feed, but at the top is, almost always, someone stealing art. Just this morning I checked, I saw someone trying to guilt-trip. fake crying recordings. seriously? It's obvious these people aren't very responsible people or adults. It's also against copyright policy and straight-up illegal too! But, no one get's punished because there are too many of them out there, or no one cares. K bye I get angry about this stuff and start spouting facts and fdjsknfbwdjh y'know?

  2. Josie M

    Josie M3 ימים לפני

    ngl i used to watch those videos lol

  3. Aynhad Animates

    Aynhad Animates4 ימים לפני

    ayo triman is famous :0

  4. TheMiner1501

    TheMiner15014 ימים לפני

    Look, I appreciate that you're not trying to blame anyone, but you also shouldn't let people walk all over you. Yes, of course you are responsible for making sure the fan art gets the credit in your videos. It is however not your fault when people fail to convey that it's fan art. Did they make almost identical and realistic fan art? Yes Did they watermark it? No Did they sign it? No Was it stated that it was fan art? No (the Kirby game for example) Don't beat yourself up over things that aren't your fault. Some of these people don't have the right to claim that you abused your power as a ILgosr, since it was their fault that they didn't make sure that it couldn't be mistaken as official artwork. And it's also stupid to assume that you stole it instead of, I don't know, that you made an honest mistake.

  5. Nether Wolf 100

    Nether Wolf 1004 ימים לפני

    ohmygosh i completely forgot about Smike! I used to watch that stuff at like 2AM. Thank you MatPat

  6. Cat Day

    Cat Day4 ימים לפני

    Hey matpat (I don’t know if this will get to this but I’ll say it anyway) these talks are serious and with that tone I fell as though the name should reflect this. To me “Couch Talk” is a suitable name that people who have seen these would understand and although it doesn’t have a serious feel to it, it will most likely catch on fast. I wish nothing but the best for you and your channel and I hope this whole ILgos thing doesn’t collapse in the meantime.

  7. Anthony Ramirez

    Anthony Ramirez5 ימים לפני

    Sofa Soliloquy? That’s all I can think of 🙄

  8. Vincent Does Things

    Vincent Does Things5 ימים לפני

    I’ve hated this man since the beginning of 2019 and this video has only now come to me. This video is AMAZING and it made me do a 180 with the channel.

  9. vTerrible

    vTerrible6 ימים לפני

    "that's not a theory, that's just an opinion a couch opinion"

  10. Adrian The Stupid

    Adrian The Stupid7 ימים לפני

    Artist: doesn’t even credit himself Me: uses his fanart Him: we’ve been tricked, we’ve been backstabbed, and we’ve been quite possibly, bamboozled.

  11. Octavia SW

    Octavia SW6 ימים לפני

    I know it's so stupid. Watermark it at least

  12. Nichonite ‘

    Nichonite ‘7 ימים לפני

    If i was a fan artist i would be happy to see other ppl use it, i would say thank you, so idk why fan artists are so mad. But that’s just a theory... a game theory!

  13. PandaBoiAnimates

    PandaBoiAnimates8 ימים לפני

    You stil cool

  14. Geneva Malony

    Geneva Malony9 ימים לפני

    if you use my art ( which is probably not on google;-; ) I would be fine

  15. Skeletal gaming

    Skeletal gaming10 ימים לפני

    9:35 HOLD UP! I know this video is super serious and important (BTW good job handling this Mat), but is that Critical Role Fanart?! Someone get Matpat into D&D, its exactly his kind of thing. I mean, he won't have any free time left ever, but I bet he and Steph would enjoy it!

  16. K m

    K m11 ימים לפני


  17. Nate S

    Nate S15 ימים לפני

    MatPat's colloquial couch time.

  18. chainfire

    chainfire16 ימים לפני

    To be honest, I tune in for your loot box or unravel who the purple guy is videos. I hate the out there theory videos because they feel lazy to me (even though you probably put in a lot of work). The ones I like seem so much more informative, like I come out of it learning something valuable. I guess I just prefer videos where you put forth a believable argument. As for fan art, one solution that could help you promote your theories is just to request submissions via social media. I’m sure there’s tons of theory fans who’d love to show and create artwork and it would be fun to feature them in episodes while eliminating the problem of accidental theft


    SAVAGE LEGENDS16 ימים לפני

    Why are people disliking this? Just why?

  20. Javid David

    Javid David17 ימים לפני

    Its not your fault dont worry

  21. Mauro Molina

    Mauro Molina18 ימים לפני

    Ok all I want to say that it's weird that we should #freedomofart

  22. Hammy McMeat

    Hammy McMeat18 ימים לפני

    "the couch videos" "Talk time" "Law and order: a MattPat guide" "Theorist speech: real life" "Chatpat" "MattChat"

  23. geno wolfy

    geno wolfy18 ימים לפני

    What if you make your own fanart? Your in the clear

  24. Haze

    Haze19 ימים לפני

    The Wattpad stories are weird

  25. Chris Taylor

    Chris Taylor19 ימים לפני

    Mat Chat. These should be called Mat Chats.

  26. Hearts 0897

    Hearts 089721 יום לפני

    Woah smike i remember him

  27. Strothy2

    Strothy222 ימים לפני

    Fair use MF do you even!?

  28. Yin Yang Edits

    Yin Yang Edits22 ימים לפני

    Do These people who complain have an internet nit comb to nitpick?

  29. Eevee Umbreon123

    Eevee Umbreon12322 ימים לפני

    Wait what? I need to watch the video “That calculated the length of Luigi’s *HoOhAh”*

  30. Skypiegaming

    Skypiegaming24 ימים לפני

    Its just a chat...A Matchat! Thanks for watching!

  31. Athleties

    Athleties25 ימים לפני

    Undertale is the best example for everything MatPat is saying.

  32. SushiCookie _

    SushiCookie _25 ימים לפני

    No Mat we don’t talk about the ships It’s very scary

  33. Sakura Spinel

    Sakura Spinel27 ימים לפני

    Good my digital drawing skills prevent me from making very convincing fanart 😂

  34. Spice Angels :3

    Spice Angels :3חודש לפני

    ppl who make fanart should use a water mark!

  35. MonsterBros 1

    MonsterBros 1חודש לפני

    Wait... people are getting angry at this stuff? Out of all the things to be angry at: you get angry at that people use fanart that is impossible to know is fanart?

  36. Lyra Avatar

    Lyra Avatarחודש לפני

    Couch Pat

  37. Ryan McIntyre

    Ryan McIntyreחודש לפני

    Rating videos with stars... that’s something I haven’t seen in a long time *looks away wistfully* ...a long time

  38. Diaily

    Diailyחודש לפני

    If you take someone's IP and make fan art/craft I can see it would be nice to be credit but don't expect anything else it's not your IP. I'm not fond of "artists" that expect money from fan art/craft and go around and say (don't steal my work) it's not your IP. Create your own original work and making a Blonik character doesn't count.

  39. Unwanted Tentac

    Unwanted Tentacחודש לפני

    Bro if you used my fan art i would flip my couch in happiness

  40. elliewellie

    elliewellieחודש לפני

    Twas an oopsie

  41. Jessica Rivera

    Jessica Riveraחודש לפני

    Awww Matpat, ;-; u can use my fan art! ;3;

  42. Joseph Ginnett

    Joseph Ginnettחודש לפני

    Dang MatPat that's a pretty cool jacket. The double zippers look like some FF character.

  43. Viupcake

    Viupcakeחודש לפני

    MatPat Couch Chat?

  44. Viupcake

    Viupcakeחודש לפני

    Hey MatPat! You can use any of my fan art! You can even contact me and ask me to make you some >//w//< I love this channel! All fan artists for MatPat, UNITE!!

  45. Walter Blake Knoblock

    Walter Blake Knoblockחודש לפני

    It’s kind of funny that people who think they’re within their rights to draw intellectual property in their own style are mad at people for taking someone else’s intellectual property and using it in their own way to create their own work. It sounds like they’re just mad they’re not making money off it, as if something like this would have intrinsic value.

  46. theultrayoutuber

    theultrayoutuberחודש לפני

    If I made fan art I would want you to use it

  47. G is for Gaming

    G is for Gamingחודש לפני

    I'd be so happy if my drawings were on gametheory

  48. Radioactive Mermaid

    Radioactive Mermaidחודש לפני

    Okay, but the edit of Mark and MatPat in the corner when he's talking about shipping on Wattpad? The best.

  49. batsight1

    batsight1חודש לפני

    MatPat explaining to people companies been trying to explain since the beginning of fan art.

  50. ZippingPigeon80

    ZippingPigeon80חודש לפני

    AAA there is no problem with this channel

  51. Cristy Christy

    Cristy Christyחודש לפני

  52. Jill Reynolds

    Jill Reynoldsחודש לפני

    I would love if my fan art was featured on game theory. I'm so jealous !!!

  53. ArtAccid3nt . com

    ArtAccid3nt . comחודש לפני

    Hmmm, Couch Conversation? Hm MatPat, Hm

  54. joebow07

    joebow07חודש לפני

    Best theory yet lad

  55. autistic gaming groop

    autistic gaming groopחודש לפני

    If I made fan art and anyone used it on ILgos I would be really happy 😊

  56. Just a Nerd

    Just a Nerdחודש לפני

    This is late but.. this is why I love this channel, you apologise for things that aren't necessarily your fault. Most creators would ignore this issue, but you don't! That's what I call respectful!

  57. The Claimed

    The Claimedחודש לפני

    I love how he keeps bringing up the fanfictions about himself its just great

  58. Renaud Poupart

    Renaud Poupartחודש לפני

    Couch Talk sounds right!

  59. AussieEmu05

    AussieEmu05חודש לפני

    You should make a Discord. W/ a specific channel Regarding that topic

  60. YP OT

    YP OTחודש לפני

    I got a name for it Critical couch

  61. david boesen

    david boesenחודש לפני

    who else is here after coppa?