Nintendo Clamps Down on YouTube Livestreams

Nintendo taking a protective view on YouTube Livestreams

By Grayshadow, Posted 29 Sep 2017

Nintendo hasn't been the most friendly company when it comes to Let's Plays and live streaming their content. Now the company seeks to extend their reach to YouTube Live Streams.

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Those under the Nintendo Creators Program, which allows Let's Players to play Nintendo games and post them on their channels in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined by Nintendo, are not covered when live streaming. In response, Nintendo has published new guidelines under the Q&A section of the same document regarding live broadcast from the channel stated that YouTube live streaming is not covered by the Nintendo Creators Program and you "cannot broadcast content on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program".

Here are the options available by Nintendo:

"Live streaming on YouTube falls outside the scope of the Nintendo Creators Program. You cannot broadcast content on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program. If you plan to broadcast content on YouTube Live, you have a couple of options. First, you can broadcast content on YouTube Live from a channel that is not registered to the Nintendo Creators Program. Or, you can cancel your channel’s registration to the Nintendo Creators Program and instead, register your videos containing Nintendo’s IP to the program separately. Videos which had previously been registered through your channel would need to be reregistered individually."

Those will prove vexing for Nintendo fans who regularly upload Nintendo content. Those signing with a new channel have to deal with the headache of gaining notoriety again or canceling the overall registration to the program and registering videos one by one. 

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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