Good news, fellow gamers! President Satoru Iwata announced today via livestream that Nintendo IPs will be available for usage online through the Creative Endorsement Program established by Nicovideo. What does this mean? “Let’s Play” videos, music covers, fan art, and even fan projects like the Ocarina of Time 2D demake can be posted online as “derivative works” without fear of being pulled for any kind of copyright infringement.
Currently, the program is only applicable to Nicovideo.jp, but it definitely seems like the start of something great. Hopefully this will keep expanding into other mediums and areas outside of Nicovideo.