Poll: Is Forcing a Revenue Split With Let’s Players in Nintendo’s Best Interest?

Last year, Nintendo pissed off a good chunk of the internet by smacking a bunch of YouTube Let's Play videos with copyright claims, seeking to suck up all the ad revenue generated by videos of fans playing its games.

In the face of angry fans, something a company struggling to sell its new console really doesn't need, Nintendo backed off.

Well, a year later, Nintendo has returned with a softer approach.  Instead of claiming the video and taking all of your ad revenue, the big N is willing to talk with you about possibly giving you permission to split with it some of the money generated by the video you created, using a game you already paid Nintendo for.

Goodness, am I letting my personal opinion slip in here?  I'm such a naughty boy!

What do you think, lovely readers?  Is going forward with a revenue split program in Nintendo's best interest right now or could it suffer a blow back that would outweigh any extra income it might earn off of LPers?  Vote in the poll and let us know!

This Friday at 5p PST, EZK, myself and maybe a guest or two will reveal the results and discuss this topic in full on a special live stream of Super Podcast Action Committee celebrating our 100th episode!

Stay tuned to for more details as we continue to fly by the seat of our pants!

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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