Minecraft just released new changes to their usage guidelines – affecting content creators and streamers with restrictions and prohibitions.
The sweeping changes include restrictions to the usage of Minecraft in written or video content creation and prohibition to any form of monetary charging or paywalling, using their content.
A Twitter user recently summarized the revised guidelines in a thread, saying that the word “Minecraft” can no longer be used as a primary title of any content.
Consequently, few examples of the acceptable title composition were handed out:
- “Kotoba Miners: A Minecraft server for Redstone builds”
- “The Shaft – a Minecrafter’s podcast”
However, they also provided examples of unacceptable titles:
- “Minecraft - the ultimate Kotoba server for Redstone”
- “Minecraft - the ultimate help app”
Streamers and content creators are allowed to put Minecraft footage on their streaming websites and monetize it, as long as those videos are free to view for all without any paywalls.
The creation of any subscription-based content that involves Minecraft in exchange for money, is forbidden.
More so, it is encouraged to promote uniqueness in every content, video or written, to “make it reasonable” for streamers to make money out of it.
According to Minecraft, they do not want their assets (fonts and logos) to be used in building any Minecraft mods, servers, or worlds to promote a specific brand, products, or services that are not related to them in any playable form.
In another viral tweet, a Twitter user expressed how Minecraft java servers have “insane restrictions” more than ever now.
The user emphasized that despite Minecraft’s efforts to implement strict guidelines and regulations, all are still subject to change as it will depend on how much criticism the company will get from these changes.
These changes were stated to mainly target commercial companies and corporate brands, however, given that fans, streamers, and content creators are active in making entertaining and informative contents, now they would be fearful for its potential risks.