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2017-05-24
We've updated the document for YouTube, please make sure to read it!

2017-03-09
The rules have been updated again to add some clarity to certain points! Please have a look at the new and improved PDF document!

2016-11-29
Please note that we've updated the rules regarding Let's Plays! I've attached a new PDF for you to download and send to YouTube should you need it!


2015-12-01 Updated version of this letter today!
Please do not stream the Sabaton music DLC, as it is excluded from our overall Youtube and Streaming policy due to it being a third party product not fully owned by us.
2016-06-03 Updated version of this letter today!
Added content to also cover Hearts of Iron IV (Sabaton content again)
Hello!

We have understood that many of you are having videos containing material from our games removed from Youtube because you need written consent from us.

Our legal department composed a letter which hopefully will be enough for Youtube, so feel free to use it (see attachment in this post).

Please let us know if Youtube accepts it, or if we need to do something else.

Best Regards
Björn

Ninja hijack: We've updated the authorization letter to reflect some very important changes! Please make sure you download and read if you are a YouTuber / Streamer!
/TinyWiking
 

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I just want to say kudos to Paradox for going out of it's way to help those who want to do this. It is not every company that will take a step like this!
While it is nice, they have much to gain from this as well, considering what an effective source for advertising these let's play videos can be.
 

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Really nice!
 

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This kind of thing is what has kept me a loyal Paradox customer for years. Well, this and great games, but great games alone are not enough to enter the group of awesome companies!
 
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You guys have the most awesome youtube policy, thank you
 
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Wow, kudos to Paradox for being such nice guys.
 

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I think this is a great choice because a youtube let's play brought me to buy the games in the first place.
 

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Clicked on this genuinely expecting to see a "don't make money off our content" post. It's great to see a game development studio still in touch with it's fans and smart enough to realise that a good LP will lead to increased revenue too. All my money has been well spent with Paradox, continue to make time sink games guys and you can continue to take my money! :)
 

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While it is nice, they have much to gain from this as well, considering what an effective source for advertising these let's play videos can be.
You have a point, However isnt this a healthy relationship? Where the Consumer and company treat eachother with mutual respect and both gain from it?
 
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Hello Bjorn,

Here is an email reply I received today from an unnamed support person at YT after providing them the aforementioned PDF. Apparently the PDF does not mention the audio content, and therefore disqualifies the video (at least for now) I have asked them not only their name but also what video they are referring to. All they have said so far is it is a paradox game and that the agreement PDF was provided.

Would a modified agreement mentioning audio be possible?

Thanks in advance

-Shen

Hi,

To assist us in processing your submission for monetization, we would like for you to provide us with more information regarding the license agreement for the audio contained in your video. Specifically, we need for you to confirm that you have been cleared to use the aforementioned material for commercial purposes. You may e-mail us this information as an attachment or provide us with a direct link to the terms.

If you would like to monetize videos that contain audio from or created from software, please refer to our Monetization FAQs at http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=2490089.

Sincerely,
The YouTube Team
 

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Hello Bjorn,

Here is an email reply I received today from an unnamed support person at YT after providing them the aforementioned PDF. Apparently the PDF does not mention the audio content, and therefore disqualifies the video (at least for now) I have asked them not only their name but also what video they are referring to. All they have said so far is it is a paradox game and that the agreement PDF was provided.

Would a modified agreement mentioning audio be possible?

Thanks in advance

-Shen
Jeez...

We'll update the letter.