10 Apr About sharing videos of The Plan
We have recently received mails from people who have done a Let’s Play of our game, The Plan, and received a copyright infringement claim on their video. Because of this, we would like to clarify the following:
We do allow Let’s Plays of our games, but we are not the copyright holders of the music used ingame. This means:
- Users who post videos of the game and make ad revenue, do not share the authorization we obtained for use of this music.
- If the video is without commentary or review, it is also concidered to be a ‘public performance’, which violates the copyright for the music’s owner.
- We are not at liberty to ‘share’ our permission with people doing a Let’s Play video, which means we can not allow monetized Let’s Plays of the game.
- Reviews of the game are however protected under the 1st Amendment rights, which covers free speech.
It is also worth noting that people have received claims from AdShare MG, which have no affiliation with Camerata. If you have made a review of The Plan and received a claim from AdShare MG, it should be safe to dispute this claim, and it should typically drop within 24 hours.