Crypton Future Media has announced via their website that they are now officially allowing amateur creators to monetise their YouTube videos which feature Crypton’s licensed Piapro Characters — including “Hatsune Miku”, “Kagamine Rin & Len”, “Megurine Luka”, “Kaito”, and “Meiko”. This is an update to the Piapro Character License announced in July 2009, which allowed creators to use Piapro Characters without any additional procedures, under free and non-commercial terms.

The company, however, is quick to clarify that this does not apply to videos that infringe on content that is copyrighted or otherwise owned by third parties other than Crypton, videos that are offensive and damaging to the Piapro characters and to Crypton, as well as misleading works that attempt to impersonate Crypton or other companies.

Fans can read up on the updated Piapro Character License terms and Character Usage Guidelines on the official Piapro site (in Japanese only).