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Nintendo deletes YouTube videos containing its game soundtracks

Nintendo deletes YouTube videos containing its game soundtracks

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Nintendo goes on a rampage after illegal music uploads on YouTube with copyright strikes.

In particular, Nintendo headquarters in Japan seems to be releasing downgrade notices for YouTube videos containing its game soundtracks. The situation began in August 2019, when YouTuber Gilva Channer saw hundreds of strikes against his channel. Nintendo regularly publishes copyright strikes one by one across the channel.

Nintendo seems to be systematically blocking all of its audio recordings from appearing on YouTube – in any format. At this point, Nintendo seems to be bypassing each of its individual games, and then blocking the related music from appearing on YouTube.

“A total of 115 videos have been blocked so far,” Silva tweeted in 2019. “They started manually with the most viewed content on the channel, and now they go through playlists one by one, I think. Looking at the timing of the claims, these seem to be coming from Japan headquarters. ”

Many YouTube gaming channels have been embroiled in Nintendo music copyright strikes. After receiving several copyright claims, BrawlBRSTMS3 voluntarily discontinued its channel. Nintendo has a Creators program that partners with people to authorize the use of their content. But Nintendo shut it down and released a new series of guidelines.

Now, Nintendo is taking it one step further by completely blocking Nintendo music soundtracks.

“Hello everyone, this is an update. Until a few hours ago, the soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart Wee were available on Nintendo JP on YouTube. I will post you if more claims come in, ”Silva said Wrote On December 8th.

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A few hours later, Silva confirmed that Nintendo music for the Super Smash Brothers and Super Mario Card (SNES) versions of the Nintendo 3DS had also been blocked on YouTube.

This is a primitive approach to copyright enforcement, and Nintendo may leave money on the table. Nintendo does not have these tracks available in any official capacity – except for games. There are no official Nintendo Music YouTube or Spotify channels to get your solution if you want to listen to gaming music.

Gilva Channer’s soundtrack channel was not monetized, so he did not profit from it. But uploads are not approved by Nintendo, so they are illegal music uploads that violate copyright laws.

This is a pretty cut and dried case of copyright infringement, but game lovers who like Nintendo music are left to dry out when they listen to their favorite tracks. Expect all of the unofficial Nintendo music playlists on Spotify to disappear soon.