It is well known that Nintendo is very protective of its franchises and intellectual properties and it is well within its rights to do so. However, many believe that the company is too protective and does not allow its followers to show affection to these IPs when it is unable to do so. As part of this protection, Nintendo is constantly killing fan projects and today it was learned that it has just removed hundreds of music videos from several of its series from a popular YouTube account.
In 2020 we talked about the situation that the YouTube user GilvaSunner was going through, whose channel is dedicated to the soundtracks and musical themes of games, especially Nintendo.
At the end of 2020, this user made public that Nintendo had asked him to remove dozens of music videos from games. Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Y Super Mario Kart.
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Nintendo strikes once again to defend its musical property
Well, the case today was something to talk about again, as GilvaSunner today provided an unfortunate update. According to the user (whose channel has almost half a million subscribers), on January 29, Nintendo blocked more than 1,300 music videos from 17 games, including several installments of The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Kirby Y Super Smash Bros.. The reason? Copyright. Below you can see the full list.
Over 1300 copyright blocks on the YT channel today. Here are all the soundtracks Nintendo has blocked this time. pic.twitter.com/AqSyIdc4iJ
— GilvaSunner (@GilvaSunner) January 29, 2022
The last video posted by GilvaSunner dates back to September 2020, before his situation with Nintendo became widely known. It is important to say that GilvaSunner does not monetize the videos, which means that it does not receive profits; however, he said he was aware that this does not justify the publication of this content. In fact, he knows that Nintendo is within its rights to remove this type of content, but at the same time he asks the company to make the music more accessible and to release it on digital platforms. At the time of writing this note, GilvaSunner still has 6,403 videos in his account, but, as we mentioned, most were published more than 2 years ago. It is unknown if Nintendo will continue its fight against the publication of this type of content or if GilvaSunner will publish more Nintendo music content.
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