Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Officially Launches and NDA Fully Lifted! Woot!

A bit late to the ‘announcement’ game since I was busy doing everything I can in game immediately after work! Being locked out for most of Sunday is the sadness! But I poked out of the game long enough to notice the NDA has been lifted…. hmmm videos here I go!

Use of the Copyrighted Materials
To coincide with the official launch, the use of the copyrighted materials including video, audio, and music from FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is now allowed.

Please refer to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Material Usage License and only use the materials that have been permitted.

Materials Usage License
Effective August 27, 2013

Final Fantasy XIV (“FFXIV“) is comprised of materials such as art, text and logos that are copyrighted and/or trademarked. Square Enix Co., Ltd.,and Square Enix, Inc. (collectively “Square Enix“) grants you permission to utilize certain materials as specified below (the “Materials“) on a non-commercial basis, for the purpose of supporting and developing the Final Fantasy XIV community, in accordance to the following terms andconditions.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. The use or distribution of the Materials from Final Fantasy XIV and/or Final Fantasy XIV-related services, on your or third party homepages, blogs, social networking services, is conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Copyrighted and Trademarked Materials
This License applies to the following Materials:

  • All art, text, logos, videos, screenshots, images, sounds, music and recordings from FFXIV;
  • All art, text, logos, videos, screenshots, images, sounds, music and recordings from the official FFXIV website, official forums or any other official Square Enix channel;
  • The Final Fantasy XIV Fankit;
  • The following audio soundtracks: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Battle Tracks, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Field Tracks, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Frontiers, and Before Meteor: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack.

General Guidelines
These guidelines apply to any and all use of the Materials:

  • You may not use the Materials for any sales or commercial use;
  • If you use a trademark (such as “Final Fantasy” or any related logo), then you must include a notice saying that the mark is owned by Square Enix, such as the following:
    FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • If you use any copyrighted Materials (such as screenshots or gameplay video), then you must include the following notice:
    FINAL FANTASY XIV c 2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
  • You may not sell the Materials to third parties as original content;
  • You may not use the Materials to promote other commercial products;
  • You may not materially alter or modify the Materials, except:
    • You may add your own voice-over, and you may edit, combine, mash-up, mix and match the Materials with other FFXIV Materials;
  • You may not alter, remove or conceal any trademark or copyright notices that may be included in the Materials;
  • You must immediately comply with any request by Square Enix to remove any Materials, in Square Enix’s sole discretion;
  • You agree not to use any Materials in conjunction with any of the following: unapproved Square Enix assets; counterfeit merchandise; pornography; unlicensed Square Enix music available for streaming or download, or links to unlicensed Square Enix music available for streaming or download.

Guidelines for Videos

  • The video must not require a paid membership for viewing;
  • You may not monetize your video via the YouTube partner program or any similar programs on other video sharing sites.
  • You may not split our videos (vocal, music, visual, etc.) and distribute components as separate assets;
  • You may not combine or synchronize the Materials with third party content (e.g., a mash-up), but you may include the Materials alongside third party content (e.g., before or after in the same video) as long as you also have permission from the original copyright owner);
  • The video must not contain racist, sexist, homophobic or generally offensive content of any kind. This includes graphic violence or sexually explicit content.

Guidelines for Music and Sounds

  • You may only use music as it is incorporated in FFXIV;
  • When showing gameplay, you may not replace the FFXIV music with third party music;
  • You may not play FFXIV music alone (i.e., without accompanying gameplay footage), or with third party materials;
  • You may not use the song track entitled “Answers.”

Disclaimer and Other Legal Notes

The Materials are provided ‘as is.’ Square Enix does not make any representations or warranties regarding the Materials, whether express, implied (either in fact or by operation of law), or statutory. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Square Enix will not, under any circumstances, be liable to you for consequential, incidental, special, or exemplary damages arising out of or related to the transaction contemplated under this License, including but not limited to lost profits or loss of business, even if Square Enix is apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

This is the entire Agreement between Square Enix and you with respect to the subject matter hereof, and this agreement supersedes any prior written or verbal agreements. You agree to its terms by using any Materials (as identified above), and to any changes to this Agreement by using any Materials after such changes are posted. The laws of the State of California, but not the choice of law principles, shall govern this Agreement. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts in Los Angeles County, California, in connection with any action arising out of or in connection with this agreement.


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