There is Nintendo detected she will close her controversial creative program at the end of this year. The program site will also be shut down on March 20, 2019.
Replacing the program are new guidelines that are intended to make it easier for creators to monetize their Nintendo video clips. They will also no longer have to submit their content to the NCP. These new guidelines are posted on the Japanese website. Nintendo also has a brief message, repeating how content creators are required to comply with several basic rules:
We are humiliated every day by your loyalty and passion for Nintendo games, characters and worlds, and respect for what you want to be creatively expressed by sharing your own original videos and images using content from our games.
As long as you follow some basic rules, we will not object to your use of game shots and / or screenshots captured by games that Nintendo has copyrighted ("Nintendo Game Content") in the content you create for the appropriate sharing video and image sites.
Here are the exact instructions:
- You can monetize your videos and channels using monetization methods specially designated by Nintendo. Other forms of monetization of our intellectual property for commercial purposes are not allowed.
- We encourage you to create videos that include your creative input and comment. Videos and images that contain only copies of Nintendo Game content without any creative input or comment are not allowed. However, you can publish toy videos and screen images using the features of the Nintendo system, such as the Nintendo Switch Recording Button, without any additional input or comment.
- You may only use Nintendo Game content that has been officially released, or from promotional materials officially announced by Nintendo (such as Product Trailers or Nintendo Directs).
- If you wish to use third-party intellectual property, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to third parties.
- You are not allowed to implicate or say that your videos are officially connected or sponsored by Nintendo.
- We reserve the right to remove all content that we consider to be unlawful, injurious, inadequate or inconsistent with these guidelines.
Below this list was a brief message explaining how the instructions will be updated if needed:
Please understand that we will not be able to answer individual questions about these guidelines. We can also update these instructions from time to time, so please see the latest version before sharing the content.
There are also frequently asked questions that you can read, helping to clarify these new guidelines. We can only hope that the relationship between Nintendo and content creators will improve from this point onwards.
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