Nintendo Smashes Its Rules for Gaming Vloggers
Nintendo has calm its instruction for video-makers who share their gameplay on websites such as Twitch and YouTube.
Unlike Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo had controlled what it let video-makers distribute online and took a slice of advertising income from YouTubers.
Its new rules lift most of the limitations and no longer request gaming vloggers to register for Nintendo’s revenue-sharing scheme.
Nintendo said it was “humbled” by its fans’devotion.
Many video-makers had complained about Nintendo’s policy and avoided sharing gameplay videos online, because the company often filed copyright claims on the content.
The company said in a statement that as long as you follow some basic rules, we will not object to your use of gameplay footage and/or screenshots captured from games for which Nintendo owns the copyright
Key points in the new guidelines say:
1.Gamers will be able to share videos playing Nintendo’s software, as long as they include their own creative input or commentary
2.video-makers will be allowed to earn advertising revenue from their videos using approved schemes including YouTube’s Partner Program and the Twitch Partner Program
3.uploading raw gameplay videos without any commentary will not be allowed, except for sharing short screen captures using the built-in tools on the Nintendo Switch
4.The changes have been announced shortly before the December release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which is expected to be a popular title for online streamers.
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