Minecraft Developer Refuses Revenue From YouTube Videos

Stated however that “it was tempting”.

Posted By | On 19th, May. 2013 Under News

After Nintendo claimed that it had a right to all revenue earned from Let’s Play videos featuring its games – which they aren’t invoking now, thankfully – Minecraft developer Mojang revealed that it recently met YouTube to see if they were in line for the same thing.

In short: Yes, Mojang could’ve claimed revenue from all videos that used Minecraft in some shape or form for profit. They thankfully refused though, as stated on Twitter:

The developer also revealed on Reddit that video site Machinima demanded a cut of their revenues, stating that, “their videos were driving sales for Minecraft, and that they should get a cut.

“While that was almost certainly true, and that this is one of the reasons we allow videos (another one is that I personally love watching gameplay videos, especially speed-runs), they’re also making money off our work. It’s the perfect example of a win-win situation, and them asking money from us was just offensive.”

He went on to state that Machinima has “amazing engineers and passionate directors, but their business practices are insane.”

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