YouTuber slapped with 500+ music copyright claims by Nintendo
Japanese video game company Nintendo seems to be quite upset with YouTubers using its video games' soundtrack. Things have got so bad that Nintendo has recently hit a YouTube channel with a massive wave of copyright claims. The YouTube channel by the name of DeoxysPrime was hosting a ton of Nintendo tracks without permission. Now, the YouTuber has been slapped with a copyright infringement vase. The YouTube account with 165,000 subscribers has received over 500 copyright claims from the gaming company. Beating a hasty retreat, DeoxysPrime has decided to drop all Nintendo-related soundtracks from the channel. In fact, the channel removed the entire library of Nintendo music soon after having a dozen of its soundtracks blocked.
DeoxysPrime released a statement saying, “Effective immediately I will be removing all Nintendo music from my channel. With 500+ claims and a dozen soundtracks blocked over the last week it's pretty clear they don't want their music on YouTube. I'm sorry to everyone who enjoys their music but I don't have much choice.”
The statement further says, “I have also shared even no intention of deleting my channel and the rest of my non-Nintendo soundtracks will remain up for the foreseeable future.”
Some of the soundtracks that were taken down include the Smash series, Donkey Kong Country games, Wind Waker, F-Zero series and most of the modern Mario and Mario Kart games.
This isn't the first time that Nintendo has targeted a major music channel. Back in January, GilvaSunner too received over 1,300 copyright blocks. The YouTuber had reacted by saying, “I'm...not angry or surprised that Nintendo is doing this, but I do think it's a bit disappointing there is hardly an alternative.”