Nintendo May be Changing Its Mind about Lets Plays?

Remember a while back how we wrote about Nintendo taking revenue from Youtube Let’s Plays?  Well it seems like this story may have a happy ending, since reports can be found online that Nintendo isn’t claiming ad money on these videos no more and might be dropping some of the claims.  Here’s an article on Kotaku discussing the thing (using Youtube LPer Zack Scott as an example again):

Add how someone actually asked Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime about the move at E3 and stuff, and it seems like Nintendo might be rethinking some of their earlier policy in light of the bad publicity it brought them.

The fans need to understand that we see the issue, we understand the issue, but, right now, all we’ve done is take the first step to protect our IP. – Reggie Fils-Aime

So what do you think? Is it possible Nintendo has realised that claiming ad money on people’s Let’s Play videos was doing more harm than good? And that the company might have decided that there were better things to spend their time on?

P.S. The post icon shows a Youtube LP by raocow, someone you should definitely subscribe to!


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