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Guidelines on Streaming and Posting Gameplay Videos and Images

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (“Square Enix”) permits you to distribute, post online, and otherwise use certain content from NieR:Automata subject to the following terms (the “Terms”). These Terms apply only outside of Japan; if you are located in Japan, or have obtained a Japanese version of NieR:Automata, please see the Japanese license for terms that apply to you.

Please carefully review and comply with these Terms before distributing, posting, or otherwise using any Materials (as defined below), including distributing or posting the Materials on blogs or social networking services. Any distribution, posting, or other use of the Materials by you constitutes your agreement to these Terms. You may not reproduce or distribute the Materials without Square Enix’s prior permission or as authorized by these Terms.

  1. The Materials

    The “Materials” consist of all content from NieR:Automata, including, but not limited to, gameplay footage, still images, characters, and music from the game.

    The Materials are the property either of a collaboration of authors including Square Enix or of individual rights holders who have given Square Enix the necessary permissions for their work to be used in NieR:Automata

  2. Permitted Uses

    You may post the Materials online for the following permitted personal uses (the “Permitted Uses”) only:

    • Posting gameplay images on personal blogs or microblogging platforms (such as Twitter).
    • Using the in-game audio tracks and music data via online services.
    • Sharing gameplay videos (including those containing background music) on video-sharing sites such as YouTube. You may also share URLs and thumbnails relating to these videos on personal blogs or microblogging platforms (such as Twitter).
  3. Legal Notices

    You must clearly display the following information on all gameplay videos and any other content that incorporates the Materials: © 2017 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

  4. Usage Guidelines and Restrictions

    You may not use the Materials except as expressly described in the Permitted Uses above. You may not use any other materials owned or controlled by Square Enix without Square Enix’s prior written consent.

    Additional Restrictions:

    • In order not to spoil players’ enjoyment of NieR:Automata, you must mark all content that includes details of major plot developments with a clear spoiler warning.
    • Do not add music or voice data (other than those from NieR:Automata) to the Materials. However, you may place your own speaking voice over the Materials.
    • The audio tracks and music data from NieR:Automata may be used only in videos that use those Materials as they originally appeared in the game (i.e., you can capture a video from the game that includes music, but you cannot separate the music from a gameplay video). Posting only audio tracks and/or music data as standalone content, and/or posting video content with the sole intention of permitting listening to the game’s music, is not permitted.
    • Do not reproduce shared content other than as expressly contemplated by these Terms. For example, you must not collect and distribute Materials via other media—e.g., in book form—even if you do not stand to gain financially from doing so.
    • Do not share Materials on paid sites or services. (This restriction does not apply to premium Niconico accounts.)
    • Do not slander or demean other players or any other person in connection with the Materials.
    • You must immediately comply with any request from Square Enix to remove Materials from any shared content, website, or service, regardless of whether Square Enix provides a reason for the request or not. Square Enix reserves the right to require removal of any content incorporating the Materials that it deems to be inappropriate in its sole discretion. Square Enix may submit takedown requests to third parties for any Materials at Square Enix’s sole discretion.
    • Square Enix makes no guarantees concerning the Materials, including that the Materials will not infringe third party rights. Square Enix will not compensate you or any third party for any damages or injuries that arise as a result of use of the Materials.
    • Square Enix may modify these Guidelines at its sole discretion at any time without prior notice.

These guidelines were last updated on August 14, 2020.