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Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive has outlined its policies regarding user videos of Grand Theft Auto 5, if you’re keen to avoid a takedown notice.

In a Rockstar Support update, the twin publisher said it “generally” does not object to non-commercial use of materials, as long as it doesn’t contain spoilers.

The following uses, however, will result in takedown notices:

  • Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos.
  • Spoilers: Posting video showing the ending of the game, pure cutscenes or any other big reveal in the story. It’s ok to show cutscenes as part of a larger play-through (or in a narrated ‘Let’s Play’ type video) but isolated videos of the game’s cinematics will be removed. If you are unsure if what you want to post is considered a spoiler, please contact copyright@take2games.com and describe exactly what scene you are wondering about and in what context the scene would appear.
  • In-game Entertainment: Things like the TV shows and comedy performances in Grand Theft Auto IV, or the silent movies in Red Dead Redemption. We prefer fans to experience these in the context of the game’s world, so any posting of these in isolation will be flagged for removal.

Additionally, Take-Two does reserve the right to remove content it “finds objectionable on a case by case basis”, to change its policies at any time, and to have its copyrighted material taken down at any time.

Available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto 5 had a midnight launch in Australia overnight, has arrived in Europe, and is out in the UK very shortly. North America still has a few hours to wait.

Site Source: http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200153756-Policy-on-posting-copyrighted-Rockstar-Games-material

Source: http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/17/gta-5-youtube-policy-outlined-machinima-okay-spoilers-not/



    

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Oh thank heavens! I have no idea what I'd do if the fantastic stories of the series were ever spoiled for me!!!



noname2200 said:
Oh thank heavens! I have no idea what I'd do if the fantastic stories of the series were ever spoiled for me!!!


To be honest I'm glad they answered this because it gives me the greenlight to record GTA!



    

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After 00 hours all the videos will be online with the full game .

You can't filter something impossible to filter.



BasilZero said:

To be honest I'm glad they answered this because it gives me the greenlight to record GTA!

Were you thinking to not record?



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ethomaz said:

BasilZero said:

To be honest I'm glad they answered this because it gives me the greenlight to record GTA!

You were thinking to not record?


I was worried about copyright issues especially because of the audio in the game.

(Although my GTAIII and IV videos on my alternate channel seem to be OK - only my Saints Row vids got a copyright notification)

Anyways, I wont be recording GTAV anytime soon but the ones I have on Steam right now mainly Vice City and San Andreas since I mostly only record games I completed and I completed both of those games on the PS2 years ago.



    

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