Nintendo Posts Copyright Guidelines for Content Creators

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Nintendo posted its guidelines for the use and sharing of videos and screenshots from its games on Thursday. Nintendo posted the guidelines in both English and Japanese.

The guidelines outline rules for players uploading content containing footage or screenshots of Nintendo games. Among the rules include specifications for monetization methods, and the requirement to post footage with creative additions or commentary (or the specific usage of Nintendo features, such as the Capture Button on the Switch, if a player posts without additions).

The guidelines also include a FAQ section, including a specification on what Nintendo considers "appropriate video and image sharing websites," a specification on approved monetization methods, guidelines on the creation of fan art, and uploading and livestreaming game tournaments based on Nintendo games.

A federal court in Arizona recently reached a consent judgement in a lawsuit involving Nintendo against the owners of ROM sites and, on counts of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition. Both sites allowed users to search through playable retro games.

Source: Nintendo via Hachima Kikō

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