As we all know, Microsoft recently confirmed their $2.5 billion dollar deal to buy out Minecraft developer Mojang, giving them control over Mojang’s best known release – Minecraft.
Since the deal was confirmed speculation was strife that Microsoft would not allow YouTubers to monetize their Minecraft videos. This would have been a huge blow for the Minecraft community as most YouTubers post their videos with the expectation that they’ll be rewarded in monetary form for their creations.
Worry no more. I recently spoke with a Microsoft representative and he clarified the firms postition on monetizing Minecraft videos on Youtube. Take a look at the screenshot down below:
Just in case the text is a little hard to read, Glen, the Microsoft rep who I spoke with stated the following:
“Thanks for waiting. If I’m going to look at this at face value, as long as you’re not advertising videos that violates the advertisement policy of YouTube and the content of the video doesn’t support support piracy or other ways to promote illegal distribution of the game, it’s okay, Chris. There are a lot of let’s play, video reviews and walkthroughs of other games out there.”
So in essence, it’s all gravy. You can get back to creating your Minecraft masterpieces without fear of Microsoft claiming ownership and taking away the monetary gains.
Does this make you have happy joy-joy feelings in your tummy? It should! Do you create Minecraft videos? Why not share your video down below, we may even feature the best ones in our next feature piece!
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