The YouTube channel for the Pokémon Reorchestrated project has been shut down by the Pokémon Company. The well-known fan project is known for making beautiful, orchestral covers of songs from the games’ soundtracks.
However, the channel reached a critical status last week when it received two copyright strikes. This was because a representative from The Pokémon Company personally filed copyright claims against the channel for their Kanto Symphony videos. Braxton Burks, the channel creator, stated that the Pokémon Company never said why the Kanto videos were considered copyright infringement. Not only were all of the songs licensed, but he paid royalties on them.
Another copyright strike was issued, and the channel was terminated. Burks confirmed this on Twitter yesterday. Burks has since learned that you need a specific license for YouTube, a license he lacked.
You can still listen to the songs on Loudr.