Is Nintendo making a big mistake by demanding advertising revenue from fan videos?
dniblock 1 year ago
First off, I am a Nintendo fan. I've had many Nintendo systems over the years, and played about 10 hours of Super Mario RPG for the SNES over the weekend. Suffice it to say, I am not a "hater". A little background for non-gamers - There is a set of YouTube Videos called "Let's Play" where people record themselves playing games, and generally critique the game, show off their skills, reveal "easter eggs,"or teach ways to get through challenging bits.
Some of these videos are quite popular on YouTube, and have many hits. Now Nintendo is claiming that they are showing copyrighted content when they show the games, and are using this claim to place their ads on the content, and taking the revenue generated by these Let's Play videos.
This really rubs me the wrong way. Are they going to take all revenue from IT World then generated by Nintendo reviews, if there is game footage in that review? Further, Nintendo is taking a dedicated gamer base, and removing all financial incentive for them to continue to promote Nintendo's products!
I think less of Nintendo as a company for doing this. Am I wrong for thinking this is a stupid and shortsighted move by the company?
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