Monday, January 29, 2018

Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?

Could you imagine what would happen if YouTube / Twitch etc. started cracking down on "Let's Play" streams?

"I think the most legally accurate response right now is that Let's Play videos and most streams are derivative works and therefore infringing if you don't have a license from the publisher or game developer," Morrison says. But the attorney added that there is a fair use argument that streamers could make, but fair use is a defense that essentially admits to infringement and tries to explain why that use is OK.