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A YouTuber has been hit by 500+ music copyright claims from Nintendo

It may be obvious to say this nowadays, but Nintendo has had a long history of having fan projects and uploads taken down for copyright infringement. Unfortunately, another example of this has recently happened via YouTube.

YouTuber DeoxysPrime recently confirmed on Twitter that “effective immediately I will be removing all Nintendo music from my channel”. According to DeoxysPrime, they have been hit with more than 500 copyright claims by Nintendo over the last week over music uploads.

They later said on their channel that fans should “be respectful of their right to do this but also please continue to push Nintendo to release their music in official formats, because there’s no reason these soundtracks should have to disappear forever”. Their tweet about the matter is down below.

17 thoughts on “A YouTuber has been hit by 500+ music copyright claims from Nintendo”

  1. In this time we live in, Nintendo is still gonna stop people and YouTubers for uploading their songs on their channels. Since this user was verified on his channel, it seems like he is making money out of there Nintendo music’s. I know some people on Twitter is gonna say this is some bull shit.

  2. They later said on their channel that fans should “be respectful of their right to do this but also please continue to push Nintendo to release their music in official formats, because there’s no reason these soundtracks should have to disappear forever”.

    This is the right attitude to have.

  3. We live in the time when companies like them just being really over protective with their IPs just like some parents who is very protective with one of their kids when they are older. I know some people on Twitter are gonna complain about Nintendo’s policy and say this is some old BS.

  4. I still don’t understand Nintendo’s motive to do this. They’re not distributing any of the music in a way that is accessible in the slightest, and listening to their music puts people in the mood to play their games. I’ll never be respectful of utter stupidity.

    1. You can’t determine if its stupidity without knowing their reasons, and you don’t know their reasons. Sure, they don’t distribute this music in any way NOW, but they could be sitting in a board room right now discussing that very possibility. Maybe they’re looking at a music service for Switch Online members. Maybe they’re looking at a series of limited edition physical albums. Maybe they’re thinking of dumping them on Spotify. Maybe they have market research indicating that interest in the music is part of what drives interest in retro games and so they’re doing it to protect interest in future remake projects. Who knows?

      You’re 100% right if they’re doing it arbitrarily, but none of us have any way of knowing that.

      1. You do make a good point, but I doubt this is due to any possible plans since they’ve been targeting videos for years seemingly at random ever since the Wii U era as far as I’m aware, but it could’ve been happening even since the Wii era. I’d like to think it’s because they’re doing something with these soundtracks, but their track record says they’re most likely not.

      2. Maybe they’ll give everyone in the world a million bucks. Maybe they’ll overthrow Putin & end the conflict in Ukraine. Maybe they’ll free Tibet & Hong Kong from China. And maybe they’ll overthrow N. Korea’s government. Could these actually happen? Possibly.

        But anyway, til they do these maybe’s, Nintendo deserves to be criticized for what appears to be sheer stupidity. And even if they suddenly came out with a music service by next year, there is no guarantee they came up with such a service on their own & only did it because of the backlash they’re currently getting.

        Hell! I could maybe finally get my shit together tomorrow & become a successful writer by June of next year, but that doesn’t guarantee I will. starts crying

        1. Heck, their music selection would be subpar at best with a very slow release window judging by the services they DO offer now, if they even plan to do such a thing. Think of all those games that are under Nintendo’s banner, and how many music tracks are in each game. You just know the obscure games like Chibi Robo are highly unlikely to even receive any recognition.

          1. Since that user was verified on his channel, it seems like he is making money out of his videos even Nintendo music’s as well. No matter what we or other users do, Nintendo is still not gonna change their policy and there ways for uploading soundtracks on YouTube. I still have respect of Nintendo’s most of the policy but a few of the policies, That I don’t and don’t understand.

          1. Kinda condescending to assume uploading video game music is the only worthwhile thing this guy does, and you seem to think he’s a loser for doing so. Not a good look for you.

          2. “He should get a real job.” rolls eyes I’d rather watch & listen (and get my news from) to YouTubers than most of what’s on TV nowadays. (Hollywood & mainstream/access media are becoming lost causes. Sad, really. But everything dies eventually.)

            That said, some YouTubers do have a second job. And with some others, YouTube is their second.

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