Microsoft Changes Game Content Usage Rules for Fan-Made Videos

Microsoft has added a single line to its "Game Content Usage Rules" (found over in the community section of that restricts gamers from earning money from videos that contain footage of Microsoft games like… every Halo game every made (thanks So if you are one of those YouTube stars with a large following that may have benefited from ad dollars, the party seems to be officially over for you… From the new rules:

"Microsoft grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display Game Content and to create derivative works based upon Game Content, strictly for your noncommercial and personal use."

While this won't stop you from creating videos using footage from various Microsoft games, it does force you to take some additional steps before you do, and basically eliminates any revenue you might have made on sites like YouTube…

Source: Digital Trends by way of

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    silversnowfox says:

    That is what I would I would figure.  The correct statement is, "Well, guess we wont see any new groups using Microsoft's products to create a more interconnected fan-base like Rooster Teeth."

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    DorthLous says:

    Considering just how close their relation is with the halo guys (actually appearing in multiple games as easter eggs), I wouldn't call it impossible for them to receive a different license.

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