It has come to light that Nintendo has started to claim copyright on Youtube Let's Play videos. Based on the current laws and Youtue's own copyright guidlines Nintendo has full right to do this. That is not something that I am going to dispute. What I want to ask the community here are the following:
1) Why now? Why has Nintendo waited so long to do this? Could this have been their plan the whole time?
2) Did no one run this by their internal PR department? I cannot imagine that LP'ers are going to continue to play Nintendo games if they cannot make money off their videos.
3) Does adding commentary (and/or overlaying video of the LP'er) count as 'transformative work' there by protecting the Video Producer under Fair Use?
Discuss (and please keep it civil).
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