Game news Nintendo takes down YouTuber with over 500 copyright complaints
We know: Nintendo is not really lax when it comes to copyright. But then, not at all. Just recently, the firm showed its firmness again with the massive attacks of a YouTuber, forced to delete a large part of the content of his very popular channel.
Nintendo 1 – YouTuber 0
On YouTube, you can find a bit of everything, including music. Lots of music, too. And in the heap sit thousands and thousands of tracks from video game OSTswhich have simply become the specialty of some Internet users: this is for example the case of DeoxysPrime which offers an incalculable number of diverse and varied tracks, which still allowed him to accumulate 165,000 subscribers.
Only here, Nintendo does not really like that we broadcast what belongs to him in his authorization and alas for DeoxysPrime, he had many albums from exclusives signed Big N, which he had gone to capture directly from video games (like Mario Kart 8 or Splatoon). However, the Japanese manufacturer launched more than 500 complaints, which simply threatened its entire chain and all the work done.
When the music is good (but protected)
As a matter of fact, this is not the first time that Nintendo has been uncompromising and it was only a matter of time before the company took on the DeoxysPrime case. The Youtuber thus allowed himself to make a statement:
From now on, I will remove all Nintendo music from my channel. With over 500 complaints and a dozen blocked soundtracks over the past week, it’s pretty clear that they don’t want their music on YouTube. I’m sorry for everyone who loves their music, but I don’t really have a choice.
I have no intention of deleting my channel and the rest of my non-Nintendo soundtracks will remain in place in the future. It’s frustrating, but as I said before, it’s ultimately their choice to block their music on this platform.
Good luck to all those who still want to have Nintendo music on YouTube, as these OSTs have never been officially released.
Thereby, listeners will have to say goodbye to the music of Smash Bros, Donkey Kong Country, Zelda Wind Waker, the F-Zero series or even Mario or Mario Kart games. That’s life.