Square-Enix Vs Freedom of Press and Creative User Content
Apparently, due to a recent scandal about tweaked screenshots of Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has decided to drop a bomb on everyone who's posting 'unauthorized' screenshots and videos of *ALL* their games.
This affects both press, and normal people who just upload screenshots and videos.
I don't have any Final Fantasy games (no interesting ones anyway), so it's less of a problem for me - but this is a matter of principle. Screenshots / videos of games have been fair use, at least since the time I started making videogame hacking videos. www.youtube.com/user/Ultramast…
I am quite angered about this denial of basic right, both for press and creative use. The music industry is giving us enough §&$&# to deal with already.
Square-Enix you, Square-Enix! Square-Enix you to hell!
...naah, doesn't have the same ring to it
Got the info from both a German videogame TV show (which decided to boycot Square-Enix alltogether and not show any of their future games), as well as a popular German videogame magazine.
Took me quite a while to find, but here's an English source for this: blog.simonebel.de/?p=584