Amazon removed a policy whereby he retains ownership rights to any games created by employees outside of work.
Until now, the company required employees to use Amazon products while working on personal projects and distribute those games in its store.
These policies are already in place, according to Bloomberg. Amazon Game Studios boss Mike Frazzini said the company was abandoning the rules immediately.
These policies were originally established over a decade ago, when we had much less information and experience than we have today, and as a result the policies were written quite broadly.
Amazon received a lot of criticism after an engineer revealed Amazon’s policy. The rules gave Amazon a full control over the intellectual property of the games developed by its employees outside working hours.
The policy was labeled “draconian” by some developers when the now-deleted engineer’s tweet gained traction.