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.

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2 Comments on Square Enix Reverses Plans on Video Monetization for FFXIV: ARR

yuke

On September 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

Why would you go against free advertising for your game? Jesus Square.

3102

On September 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

Yeah, this isn’t really an issue… I mean, people can’t even log into the game anyways. They F’d up the server sizes then a week and a half after not letting a massive amount of the population play they decided to fix the issue and now there is a new 3102 error that says everyone is still logged in and can’t play… Some people have been having that code for nearly a day now so maybe in another week they will fix that one… who knows, maybe in a month or so when people can actually play the game they can worry about making videos for youtube. In the mean time, some game rating sites have even postponed rating the game because they cant even log in to test it… awesome game, I love the fact I got to play in beta more than the full release… that’s normal right?