In late February, Capcom introduced a new set of guidelines affecting community events that its audiences Street Fighter DRAW. Needless to say, it didn’t go well. Capcom has finally responded, introducing changes to Street Fighter DRAW Contract of transfer of the right to use. For the most part, small and medium tournament organizers should feel relieved.
Capcom’s initial deal means all tournaments will need to be pre-approved by the publisher. Not only that, the company also places a limit on the winners’ earnings. Any event that offers $10,000 or more in a year will need to apply for a permit. Single grants are capped at $5,000 per event and $20,000 per year. Tournaments are no longer held in places where alcohol and gambling take place, such as pubs. Capcom also claims all rights to the videos and images taken during the event.
But Capcom changed the Community License Agreement, changing many of these rigid principles. The company admitted that it “could have handled the situation better.”
“Our aim is to make the requirements clear and to get approval for a free license much easier,” Capcom explains. “When TOs contacted Capcom USA and Capcom Europe about organizing community events with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition In the past, the approval process was very lengthy. This is something we want to change so that TOs have more time to focus on organizing a great event and less time on getting approvals. ”
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The Capcom License Agreement changes the limitations and removes some restrictions. The annual $10,000 prize pool limit has been removed. Sponsorship amounts have changed to $5,000 to US dollars, $6000 per event, and $20,000 to $30,000 annually. Dome bars can host events, as long as the organizers do not own the bar or are sponsored by “prohibited trademarks”. Images and videos will no longer be required to be submitted to Capcom. The agreement will also no longer cap audience fees, “as long as those fees are used to offset event costs.”
The company also includes the use of crowdfunding platforms like Matcherino. With the old guidelines, smaller events will have a hard time using such platforms.
“If Matcherino (or another crowdfunding platform) is used to fund the prize pool, the funding will count towards the prize pool limits,” Capcom wrote. “If you are unable to limit your prize pool funding and expect to exceed the community license threshold, contact [email protected] and we will review your event and permit requests on a one-to-one basis. ”
Here is the summary provided by Capcom:
- Increase the total prize limit from $2,000 to $10,000 per event
- Removed the annual $10,000 prize pool limit
- Increase sponsorship limit from $5,000 to $6,000 per event
- Increase funding limit from $20,000 to $30,000 per year
- Audience fee restrictions changed
- Changed location restrictions for bars
- Removed License Renewed for video/photo content taken at events
Changes to the license agreement have taken a while, but things are looking better. To read all the changes, Capcom has them at its official website along with a Q&A section.
https://www.pcinvasion.com/capcom-changes-street-fighter-v-community-licensing-agreement/ Capcom changes its controversial Street Fighter V Community License Agreement for the better