So... I've read every post here and I'm still not sure if I understand the audio issues. Is any copyrighted song that wasn't specified as allowed to be used freely or on NG now banned? This would include a large amount of animated music videos, any animation that uses a song for a montage or just a quick joke (plenty of Eddsworld videos apply here iirc), and any video game parody that uses music from said game.
This seems really extreme. Is this the situation? Would incredibly talented people like gildedguy basically have to just leave to post their stuff elsewhere since most their content are animated music videos? Does this extend to songs used in comedy routines? Every AvenueQ-inspired video would have to go then, and my own animation too.
I hope I don't sound antagonistic and I'm not trying to throw a "it's not fair" tantrum, if you're being threatened to pull the plug then you've got to do what you can. I know copyright holders tend not to care about context, and if you don't have the resources to fight off their bs, then that's that. But I want to know if I'm interpreting this correctly. Better to know now than to be surprised to see half the stuff I love here disappear. I do really like NG, and I hope things aren't this bad.