Nintendo Now Attacks Music On YouTube!

Previously, Nintendo attacked videos that used their games – now the big N attacks their music…

GilvaSunner, who has over 300 thousand subscribers on YouTube, posted a photo on Twitter of his Gmail account with a ton of copyright claims from Nintendo, blocking affected videos. At least 115 videos are affected, including games like Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or several other The Legend of Zelda or Mario games. „And there goes [Fire Emblem] Awakening. 115 videos in total blocked so far. They started manually with the most viewed content on the channel, and are now going through the playlists one by one I guess. Looking at the time of the claims, it seems these are coming from Japan HQ,” he added.

Another affected account is BrawlBRSTMs3, which was closed voluntarily. It mainly uploaded Super Smash Bros. music – Kotaku‘s report claims this account was already attacked by Nintendo on a smaller scale. „Part of the reason for our voluntary shutdown is out of respect for the copyright owners of all music we’ve shared,” they wrote on Twitter.

Previously, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Creators Program on YouTube to allow participants use the big N’s games (but their videos had to have some creative input, such as commentary), which then got partially monetized, tolerating the videos. However, this program’s plug was pulled in late November to use their games more freely in the videos. „Mere copies of Nintendo promotional trailers, tournaments, music soundtracks, gameplay sequences, and art collections are outside the scope of the Guidelines,” their site reads.

However, if the soundtracks aren’t on say, Spotify, where can we listen to them? “Buy the games, lol?” These blockings are ridiculous, especially if you get an almost worldwide block for a fourteen-second clip of a song, even though you have no monetization whatsoever…

Source: Gamesindustry

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