Nintendo, through its official website, has published a series of new guidelines concerning the sharing of contents. These guidelines should make life easier for you YouTuber and other creators of content that could begin to monetize through their creations containing Nintendo products.
In particular, the new rules allow creators to monetize video and livestream even without adhering to Nintendo's controversial Program Creators, which will be officially closed in December.
On the contrary, partners YouTuber, Twitch and members of the Level Up program of Facebook will now be able to immediately monetize the contents regarding Nintendo and its games, without any interference from the Japanese giant.
It is a big step forward for the company, which in the past has proved to be rather closed (not to say contrary) to the YouTubers, denying them the monetization and indeed taking advantage of them through the controversial program Creator.
Although the new guidelines will probably not appeal to everyone (Nintendo still does not allow the loading of direct content such as gameplay without comment) it seems that the company is trying to take a step in the right direction, with its timing. Here are the words of the company:
We are honored every day by your loyalty and passion for Nintendo games, characters and worlds, and for the respect you want to express creatively by sharing your original videos and images using the content of our games. As long as you follow these rules, we will not object to the use of game footage and / or game screens for which Nintendo holds the copyright within the content you create for appropriate video and image sharing sites.