KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.
In commemoration of 1 million YouTube subscribers, popular short anime channel “Sakai Takahiro” announces secondary creation guidelines for Himari and Kuma!
KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as KADOKAWA) and YouTube creator Takahiro Sakai will use the secondary use management and revenue distribution service “Creator Support Program (hereinafter referred to as CSP)” provided by KADOKAWA. We would like to inform you that we have announced [Derivative creation guidelines regarding the content of “Sakai Takahiro”].
This will allow anyone to post and monetize derivative videos on YouTube according to the guidelines.
If a creator wants to monetize a derivative work that quotes the same content on YouTube, they can use KADOKAWA’s CSP to distribute a portion of the revenue to Takahiro Sakai (rights holder) and earn revenue. Masu.
For detailed rules, please see [Derivative creation guidelines regarding “Sakai Takahiro” content] below.
[Derivative creation guidelines regarding the content of “Sakai Takahiro”] : http://himaritokuma.com/guidelines.html
■Comment from “Sakai Takahiro”
Thank you to everyone who watches “Himari to Kuma” for your continued support! I would like to talk about the reason why I decided to start a cutout video of my work “Himari and Kuma”.
One is that I want more people to know about Himari and Kuma. Second, I don’t post videos very often.
Thirdly, my main motivation is that there are already over 100 of my videos uploaded without my permission on YouTube alone.
I came up with this idea because I thought it would be better to introduce “Himari to Kuma” to as many people as possible, rather than having it reproduced without permission in its current state. However, when I previously posted about Himari and Kuma’s derivative work on the YouTube community, many people voiced concerns about the characters being destroyed and the worldview being lost due to the derivative work.
I was encouraged by the fact that so many people valued my work, but at the same time I was acutely aware that I needed to reconsider recommending derivative works.
This time, with the cooperation of KADOKAWA Co., Ltd., we have created guidelines to eliminate viewers’ concerns as much as possible. We are still at the groping stage and would like to move forward while considering further ways to develop secondary creation content. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!
■What is “Takahiro Sakai”? He posts the short animation “Himari and Kuma” [YouTube] https://www.youtube.com/@sakaitak
■Creator Support Program (CSP) [Twitter(X)] https://twitter.com/CreatorSupportP that’s all
[Contact information regarding this matter]
In charge of KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. “Creator Support Program”
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