Nintendo Gives Back to YouTubers with the Nintendo Creators Program
YouTube content creators have always had a tough time attempting to figure out copyright laws and now Nintendo is making it easier than ever on them.
Nintendo has always been a bit prissy on YouTubers with its copyright laws, but now it's making it worthwhile for the content creator in question. Previously, if you had Nintendo copyrighted content in one of your videos, you would get an email that told you that you had two choices: you either had to attach a Nintendo advertisement to your video or remove the video entirely. Now, YouTube is looking to give YouTubers part of the profit of the ads that they have to put on their videos, Polygon reports. The Nintendo Creators Program is now in its beta stages and will be giving content creators 60 percent of the advertising revenue for their videos that feature a Nintendo IP. YouTube channels that are dedicated solely to Nintendo content will get an increased profit of 70 percent.
"Nintendo has been permitting the use of Nintendo copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under appropriate circumstances," a Nintendo representative stated last year, explaining that this idea is not new. "Advertisements may accompany those videos, and in keeping with previous policy that revenue is shared between YouTube and Nintendo. In addition, for those who wish to use the material more proactively, we are preparing an affiliate program in which a portion of the advertising profit is given to the creator."
The beta version of this program has already launched and the full version will launch on May 27. To sign up for the Nintendo Creators Program, you can go to its official website. Just remember, you must have a working Paypal account to get paid.