In a Rockstar Support update, Take-Two has outlined its policies regarding user videos of Grand Theft Auto 5.
The update states that Take-Two and Rockstar are happy for fans to upload footage from the game, however they do ask that players adhere to the following guidelines:
- 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 email@example.com and describe exactly what scene you are wondering about and in what context the scene would appear.
- In-game Entertainment: Things like the TV shows and comedy performances in Grand Theft Auto IV, or the silent movies in Red Dead Redemption. We prefer fans to experience these in the context of the game’s world, so any posting of these in isolation will be flagged for removal.
“Lastly, we do reserve the right to remove content we find objectionable on a case by case basis & 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.”
Take-Two also added that any questions about the policy can be asked via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.