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Final Fantasy XIV Video Monetization Rule Updated and Clarified: Let’s Play Videos Can Be Monetized

A couple days ago the policies published for the usage of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn copyrighted and trademarked materials made the headlines as they prevented users to monetize video on YouTube and streaming services like Twitch.tv, effectively causing an uproar within the "let's play" community, similar to what happened with Nintendo a few weeks back.

Today Square Enix decided to listen to the rather vocal feedback and published an updated version of the policies that mentions that monetization is now allowed. Unfortunately the update caused further confusion, but DualShockers got official word from Square Enix to clear any misunderstanding.

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TOGC1544d ago

Which people were still doing anyways.

zeal0us1543d ago

It's not like SE would track down every person who were doing it while they're having server issues.

Honestly I never got the whole outcry against this. Before you could still make videos its just you wasn't going to make any money off those videos. This however didn't mean SE were magically taking the money you was suppose to earn and putting it their bank account.

Smurf11544d ago

We never got a response from SE PR. :( But good to know they have reversed their decision.

ElementX1544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

So people actually get money for recording a video of gameplay? OIC it's from ad revenue

chrispseuphoria1544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

People comment on a game while playing it so it's a legit way to make a living.