Earlier today I penned the following email to ChessBase:
Please will you stop claiming that the "What happens next?" YouTube format is yours or Danny King's original idea.
As I know you are already aware, Simon Williams' Ginger GM company has already produced a DVD in this format and uploaded a similar video to YouTube on 5 October 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvjYzZRZKLs.
At this point I will declare an interest - I am a good friend of Simon's and a self-employed web developer that has done some work for him in the past.
The worst part is that you quote your readers without correcting them ("Marvellous!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful and innovative idea. I thoroughly enjoyed episode #1.").
I have stopped short of spamming the PowerPlay Chess YouTube channel (we have more class than that at Ginger GM), but I certainly won't be purchasing any more of your products in the foreseeable future.
It is hard enough for small chess publishers as it is.
IM Simon Ansell