Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter video game developed by the German studio Yager Development and published by 2K Games. Wikipedia
Initial release date: June 26, 2012
Series: Spec Ops
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: Third-person shooter
We here at Digital Tribe Games are not only supporters of, but big fans of the personalities and communities that use YouTube, Twitch, hitbox and other videogame video and streaming services. It is your time and effort in playing and sharing our games that help us help the independent developers and legacy IP owners we work with and we thank you for your support. Please find our permission statement below regarding the recording and sharing of videos of our games:
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Using the guidelines below, the publisher grants permission for users to make videos such as walkthroughs, Let’s Play, reviews, etc. with the publisher’s game content, images, audio, music, and/or cutscenes and publish to YouTube, Twitch, hitbox or similar digital services.
– Do not take assets from our games and distribute them separately
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Failure to abide by these content guidelines may result in the publisher having the video removed. The publisher will, at its sole discretion, determine if a video does not comply with these content guidelines.
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RE: Spec Ops: The Line.
If you wish to record or stream any video from Spec Ops: The Line you must adhear to the policies as dictated by 2K Games which can be found here –> http://support.2k.com/hc/en-us/articles/201335153-Policy-on-posting-copyrighted-2K-material
Question: Am I allowed to post game footage on YouTube or other websites? Can I use copyrighted material on fan sites if it is for non-commercial use and doesn’t have spoilers?
Answer: Generally, 2K does not object to fans using materials for non-commercial uses in a manner which does not intentionally spoil the plot for others. “Non-commercial” means that you don’t sell site membership, use the material to promote a product you sell on the site like a shirt or wallpaper, or use other advertising-driven monetization. 2K does reserve the right to have its copyrighted material taken down at any time. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
We’re happy for fans to upload footage of their gameplay – we love seeing fan-made videos and even share some of them with our fans on Facebook and Twitter from time to time. We do have just a few guidelines that we ask you to follow if you are going to post or stream on video sharing sites.
To make our position on this subject easier to understand, we have put together a list of content that, if posted, would result in a take-down notice:
– Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos.
– Spoilers: Posting video showing the ending of the game, pure cutscenes or any other big reveal in the story. It’s ok to show cutscenes as part of a larger play-through or in a narrated ‘Let’s Play’ type video but isolated videos of the game’s cinematics will be removed. If you are unsure if what you want to post is considered a spoiler, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and describe exactly what scene you are wondering about and in what context the scene would appear.
Lastly, we do reserve the right to remove content we find objectionable on a case-by-case basis and to change our policy from time to time, but we do promise that if there is anything we do change we will make sure to let you know.