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#1 Dwarden

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

New Rules are available on
http://www.bistudio....ent-usage-rules
http://www.bistudio....ty/monetization
e.g.
http://www.bistudio....ization/youtube
http://www.bistudio....tization/twitch

the rules are simpler, they cover wider range
and are less annoyance for all involved parties (us, content creator and the service)


previous rules:
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the PDFs are now obsolete too ...

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#2 Dwarden

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

Thread opened , only for discussion related to A&V monetizing licenses

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#3 Minoza

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

So, if I got this right, if we want to upload some gameplay for example from mentioned games to YT, we need BIS approval? What happens with already uploaded stuff?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

this is related only to situation(s) where You making profit, hence the monetization word in subject ...

if You already do that then i wonder how You could obtain Google's approval w/o our approval :)
in that case i suggest double fast to sign and send ...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

This is the legal mumbo-jumbo for making money off of the videos. ;)

You can still upload ArmA vids without a license, as long as you don't make money off of it.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

So, if I got this right, if we want to upload some gameplay for example from mentioned games to YT, we need BIS approval? What happens with already uploaded stuff?


As far as I understand it, this is about giving video authors permissions to get money from Google for the ads they server over your videos of the games listed above. Non profit videos are not affected.

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#7 Minoza

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Oh ok then, thx for replies, I understand now. And no, I'm not making any money from the uploaded vids. :D

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

So this wont affect me if I dont make any money( or trying to) from youtube videos containing BIS material.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

So this wont affect me if I dont make any money( or trying to) from youtube videos containing BIS material.


erm, what says last line in first post :)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

erm, what says last line in first post :)


sorry :o missed it, (how I could do that)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

1. BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE IS INFORMED BY (“THE APPLICANT“) ABOUT ANY (“THE WORK“) RELEASE CONTAINING (“THE CONTENT”)BASED ON (“THE GAMES”)


Does this mean we have to notify you for every individual video we upload, or is just the youtube channel enough? and who do we notify/what email do we send the notification to?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

Does this mean we have to notify you for every individual video we upload, or is just the youtube channel enough? and who do we notify/what email do we send the notification to?


ofcourse multiple works, this is license covering any and all work related to content from titles mentioned

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

4.(“THE APPLICANT“) AGREES TO INCLUDE INTO EVERY (“THE WORK“)
AND IT'S DESCRIPTION THE FOLLOWING NOTICE:

"This video is created using games from Bohemia Interactive.
See www.bistudio.com for more information."


For existing videos, would we have to re-edit and add this text into the video itself and re-upload, or can adding this to the description be sufficient?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:29 AM

I'm somewhat convinced that people still believe they need to do this even if they don't earn money from it... Either that or a lot of guys here make profit with their YT channels.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:30 AM

The timing of this thread is amazing, I have been thinking about this recently.

Anyway, a question. If I upload a video that contains addons, do I have to get permission from the creator of said addon? Im aware that it seems to mention this in the first post but maybe its because I am tired I am not quite understanding it. For example if I was to record gameplay on a custom island would I need permision from the maker of the island as well?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:32 AM

Here are some factors for your consideration:

BIS allows content makers to retain the copyright of their stuff, therefore I do not think that BIS can authorize third parties to make money off of their work. It seems like any money being made off of third party addon content should be up to the person who holds to copyright to that work.

Many content licenses preclude using the addon/map/mod/script/sound pack in commerical products. Making a video and selling adspace on it is a commercial excercise.

It seems like if you are considering making money off of someone else's work, and their license prevents that (either directly by mentioning it or indirectly by NOT mentioning it), then you are at risk for a number of very messy things that I'm sure are not worth the revenue you are generating.

Nevermind addon rights issues, or anything like community credit, or that sort of thing: when there is money involved there are actual provable damages that are easily quantifiable.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

The timing of this thread is amazing, I have been thinking about this recently.

Anyway, a question. If I upload a video that contains addons, do I have to get permission from the creator of said addon? Im aware that it seems to mention this in the first post but maybe its because I am tired I am not quite understanding it. For example if I was to record gameplay on a custom island would I need permision from the maker of the island as well?


you need obtain approval to use our license plus obtain approval from the author of the addon(s)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

As per the first requirement of the PDF, how do we notify Bohemia Interactive of new works we wish to monetize? For example, when it comes to a single YouTube video, do we email the two addresses in the first post with the URL and PDF attached?

Assuming that is true, if we create a second video an hour later, do we do the same? Going on, if we create a third video the next day, do we change the date in the PDF and send the URL, etc, again? By all means spell it out for me, because I question the scalability of the system as I understand it, particularly for users who create and upload a number of monetizeable videos per week, unless there is a person at Bohemia Interactive whose job is "YouTube watcher."

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

you need obtain approval to use our license plus obtain approval from the author of the addon(s)


Thank you for clearing that up, it makes more sense now.