Nintendo sends copyright infringement notice to YouTube Music channel

Scary Mario is looking at you from behind the curtain.

Photo: Nintendo / Kotaku

YouTube channel uploads video game soundtracks supposedly sent over 1300 copyright blocks in one day. This news isn’t shocking if you know Nintendo’s track record when it comes to fan and community creations, but it’s still an annoying situation as much of the music removed from YouTube remains unstreamable. on services like Spotify.

Yesterday morning, YouTuber GilvaSunner posted a tweet explaining that Nintendo had sent them and their channel over 1300 “copyright blocks. “Extremely popular channel upload full video game soundtrackallowing fans to easily listen to their favorite music Kirby or Mario Follow through on YouTube.

After all the copyright regulations were passed and the dust settled, GilvaSunner shared a list of all the soundtracks that Nintendo had targeted and blocked from the site. That is a long list.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Legend of the heavenly sword zelda
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • Yoshi Island
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario World
  • New Super Mario Bros
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • Mario 3D World
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Kirby’s Dreamland

According to GilvaSunner their videos are not monetized and they don’t make a profit from them, but Nintendo still decided to block hundreds of videos.

Kotaku contacted Nintendo about the copyright block and whether the company has any plans to release its music on streaming services.

BILLIONHis is not the first time GilvaSunner has fouled Nintendo. Back in 2019, the same YouTuber has been sent many copyright complaints by Nintendo via other video game soundtrack uploads. And throughout 2020, GilvaSunner continues to receive copyright blocks from Nintendo.

“I’m not angry or surprised that Nintendo did this either, but I think it’s a bit disappointing that it’s hard to find an alternative.” GilvaSunner explained in a tweet thread from 2020. “If Nintendo thinks this is the right thing to do (to set an example), I will let them take the channel down. It’s their content anyway.”

While it is true that Nintendo is legally clear to prohibit the uploading of videos featuring their copyrighted content, it is disappointing that the company is unwilling to work with its fans or community of players to provide grant them more ways to enjoy great music. from previous Nintendo titles. While considering how quick the company is to shut down any fan games or mods, it’s unlikely that Nintendo will change that anytime soon. Nintendo sends copyright infringement notice to YouTube Music channel

James Brien

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