Square Enix Reverses Plans on Video Monetization for FFXIV: ARR
A few days ago we reported that Square Enix, publisher and developer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, had issued a blanket-wide ban on monetizing videos pertaining to the game. In effect, this would have prevented YouTube channels and Twitch.tv streamers from making money off their feeds while broadcasting footage of the game.
Today, Square has revised its plans and updated its guidelines to provide an allowance for gamers to stream FFXIV: ARR on streaming websites.
Here’s what the new guidelines say:
You may not use the Materials for any sales or commercial use, meaning you cannot receive license fees or advertising revenue, except as part of the partner programs operated by YouTube.com, Twitch.tv, Ustream.tv, or similar programs. If the operator of a partner program seeks to confirm our policy, please point them to this page as we do not have the resources to respond to all requests.
So there you have it. You can stream videos from the game to your heart’s content and not have to worry about receiving a takedown notice for doing so.