Nintendo Rips Off YouTube Users

Last year Nintendo decided to start being an ass hole with YouTube lets play/game capture videos of a certain length, people who uploaded video capture game play of a Nintendo game that was over a certain length, had to forgo any profit and it would all go to Nintendo, at the time Nintendo posted this comment:

As part of our on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media channels in an appropriate and safe way, we became a YouTube partner and as such in February 2013 we registered our copyright content in the YouTube database.

So now they have decided to start a partner program, where you sign up with them and they get 40% of your YouTube revenue, which i suppose is better than not getting anything, but still a dick move on Nintendo’s part, here is a quote from the official Nintendo site:

The Nintendo Creators Program is a service through which Nintendo gives you part of the advertising proceeds it receives from YouTube for your Nintendo-related YouTube videos.

In the past, advertising proceeds that could be received for videos that included Nintendo-copyrighted content (such as gameplay videos) went to Nintendo, according to YouTube rules. Now, through this service, Nintendo will send you a share of these advertising proceeds for any YouTube videos or channels containing Nintendo-copyrighted content that you register.

Notice the bit in red, it is true that Nintendo did get the proceeds due to YouTube’s rules, but ONLY because of Nintendo signing up and sending content ID requests, had Nintendo not done this, then YouTube account holders would never loose any profit.

Anyhow if you are a Lets Play creator, go to the link below to sign up:

Nintendo Creators Program

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