Over the past few years, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding YouTube’s policies regarding videos that contain copyrighted content. Many game publishers, including Nintendo, have flagged videos containing their content, either shutting them down or claiming the ad revenue, which they are legally entitled to. Naturally, many YouTube users (especially those that make a living off of Let’s Play videos) are unhappy with this situation, and Nintendo has responded by kicking off the Nintendo Creators Program.
Through the Nintendo Creators Program, YouTube users can register with Nintendo. This allows them to upload videos containing Nintendo content (within Nintendo’s established guidelines and using only Nintendo-approved games) and share the revenue. However, in the early days of the program, Nintendo is struggling to keep up with all the registrations, and the estimated “two to three days” waiting period for registration to be completed is over a week for some. Nintendo is aware of the situation and has issued this official response:
Due to your enthusiasm for the program, we’re receiving a higher volume of applications to register channels and videos than expected. It is taking longer than we anticipated to confirm the applications. We appreciate your patience as we work through them as quickly as possible.
We are only able to register videos that contain game titles specified on the list of supported games. We are also only able to register channels that contain game titles specified on the list of supported games.
If a video within your channel contains game titles outside of the list of supported games, please remove it from the channel before registering. If you are unable to remove the video from your channel, please register each video that contains game titles on the list of supported games individually.
If the videos are not removed from the channel within this time, your channel will not be registered with the program. You may resubmit your channel for registration at a later date.
Source: Venture Beat