Take-Two Warns GTA V Video Makers About ‘Spoilers’

Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive told fans in this support forum thread that it is "happy for fans" to upload gameplay footage, but warns them that any videos containing spoilers and other "in-game entertainment" will be flagged for removal via a takedown notice to whatever service they might be using.

Take-Two says that videos showing the end of the game, pure cutscenes, or any other "big reveals" from the Grand Theft Auto V's story will be flagged for removal. Take-Two said it is OK to show cutscenes as part of a larger playthrough, but isolated cinematics revealing plot will be removed.

In addition, videos featuring in-game entertainment like TV shows or other performances will also be removed.

"We prefer fans to experience these in the context of the game's world," Take-Two said.

The company noted that it has the right to remove any content it finds "objectionable" on a case-by-case basis and to change its policy whenever it wishes. Questions about the policy can be directed at Take-Two via copyright@take2games.com.

The game officially launched on PS3 and Xbox 360 today.

Source: GameSpot


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    GrimCW says:

    Soooo now R*/T2 are being a-holes about something this trivial?

    If people look up those videos they should be in FULL knowledge of what they're going to see.. Otherwise they wouldn't click them I would hope..

    The Moral Police have recruited more this day, and sadly it was those whom once were believed on the up and up.

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    Sleaker says:

    Well, I'm not surprised, their games always lacked the ability to keep me interested after GTA3. I wont be purchasing this after basically stating that people don't have a right to post content clips, which they obviously do.

    Also, I'd like to note that a 'preference' doesn't compel an entity to make public threats.  A preference is simply something you would appreciate people do, if they don't listen to you, oh well, their loss.  Making public threats if people don't listen to what you're telling them to do is bullying, and basically blackmail.

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    Longjocks says:

    "We prefer fans to experience these in the context of the game's world."

    Or you could, you know, let fans choose to experience them how they see fit. We can accept responsibility for what we choose to view, including understanding that we may see spoilers (a word I have grown to despise because in reality no one does accept responsibility for how they take in media and information – almost making Take-Two's point).

    Although, that said, I can understand not wanting to see your creative work put up for free. Not too different from uploading a movie to YouTube.

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