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Submission + - Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Youtube Playthroughs (bbc.co.uk)

mcleland writes: The BBC reports that Nintendo is now using the content ID match feature in Youtube to identify screencap videos of people playing their games. They then take over the advertising that appears with the video, and thus the ad revenue. Nintendo gets it all and the creators of these videos (which are like extended fan-made commercials for the games) get nothing. Corporate gibberish to justify this:

In a statement, the firm said the move was part of an "on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media".


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