Nintendo has revealed at the end of this year, will end its controversial program of creators. Program pages will also be turned off on March 20, 2019.
The Exchange Program is new guidelines to make it easier for creators to monetize their Nintendo video clips. They will also not have to pass on their NKP content. These new instructions were uploaded to a Japanese website. Nintendo also included a brief report and repeated how content creators should follow several basic rules:
Every day we are humiliated by your loyalty and passion for Nintendo's games, characters and worlds, and we respect your creativity by sharing your own original videos and images from our games.
As long as you observe some of the basic rules, we will not impede the use of your game screenshots and screenshots of games for which Nintendo owns copyright ("Nintendo game content") in the content you create for appropriate sharing of video and site images.
Here are the exact guidelines:
- You can monetize your videos and channels using monetization methods specifically designed by Nintendo. Other forms of monetization of our intellectual property for commercial purposes are not permitted.
- We encourage you to create videos that include your contribution to creation and comments. Videos and images that contain only copies of Nintendo's content without creative input or comment are not allowed. However, you can send playable videos and screenshots using Nintendo system features, such as the Capture button on the Nintendo Switch, without any inputs or comments.
- You only use Nintendo Game Content that has been officially released, or from Nintendo officially authorized promotional materials (such as product trailers or Nintendo Directs).
- If you want to use third-party intellectual property, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary third-party permissions.
- You have no point in suggesting or indicating that your videos are officially affiliated or sponsored by Nintendo.
- We reserve the right to remove any content that we believe is illegal, violating, inappropriate, or inconsistent with these Guidelines.
Here was a brief report explaining how instructions will be updated if necessary:
Note that we will not be able to respond to individual queries about these guidelines. We can also update these guidelines, so please check out the latest version before sharing the content.
There is also a FAQ that you can read to help clarify these new guidelines. We can only hope that the relationship between Nintendo and content makers will improve from that moment on.
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