Over the past few weeks, the popular video game music YouTube channel GilvaSunner was hit with thousands of copyright blocks from Nintendo. It resulted in the creator of the channel shutting it down last Friday.
While there's not much else to say about the outcome, there were some theories on social media that the copyright claims weren't the real deal and didn't actually come from Nintendo. One tweet, in particular, suggested the claims were "most likely not from Nintendo" and generated over 23k Likes.
A verified YouTube account has now responded via Twitter, confirming It was in fact Nintendo who filed these copyright claims. It's further noted how "these [claims] are all valid and in full compliance with copyright rules". GilvaSunner has retweeted this confirmation as well.
"Jumping in – we can confirm that the claims on @GilvaSunner's channel are from Nintendo. These are all valid and in full compliance with copyright rules. If the creator believes the claims were made in error, they can dispute..."
So, there you go - Nintendo really was behind the removal of the video game music on GilvaSunner's channel.
There were all sorts of Nintendo songs removed from this YouTube channel from series like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Super Smash. Bros, Kirby, Kid Icarus, Mother/EarthBound and Luigi's Mansion.
No freaking way, none of us could have predicted that.
In cases like this, a "fk Nintendo" is well justified
It was bound to happen sooner or later, Yep, I love you too Nintendo 😃.
Edit: It would be cool if nintendo had a service at least, but knowing them they would charge for that to LOL.
shrugs Nintendo’s IP, Nintendo’s right to protect it.
Imagine if Nintendo just got with it and made all their soundtracks widely available? that would be some weird, wild stuff.
Thats cool but I got still my MP3s downloaded
Lmao someone tied their brain into knots playing mental gymnastics because they couldn’t accept that Nintendo would do this, it’s good that YouTube dispelled this because look at the number of likes and retweets that bogus claim has in another week it would have been accepted as fact. I guess they wanted to make some fake conspiracy to fool GilvaSunner into not deleting the channel.
We lost a legend today, RIP GilvaSunner, you will be missed.
thank god someone else has the Dr. Luigi soundtrack uploaded
Why are guys complaining, Just carry your switch around, and open up smash bros, there you can hear all the music you want! <:
The hit came straight from the top. Time to pack it in i guess.
while its legally nintendo's right to do this, i dont care. this sucks, god forbid nintendo makes good publicity for itself. But a day will come where nintendo stops all this bs when the majority of the company isnt controlled by outdated outlooks and just idiots. God, they make it hard to enjoy nintendo, theyre their own worst enemy.
@Thesharkfromjaws it'll happen one day no doubt, but its taking way too long, nintendo needs to get with it. Would it kill them to get a good public image? Their most dedicated fans suffer for being fans, which is bs. If they had like an official way to listen to all their music, these copyright strikes would make sense. Sadly, they don't, so ***** the fans i guess.
I guess the Nintendo Ninjas be ninja-ing?
@Snatcher thats so true that its not even funny at that point.
@Savage_Joe i sadly agree, they are so stupid sometimes. Like jesus christ wow
@nowthisisepic So true, this time Wii are really going to have a problem.
Wouldn’t it be wild if the real reason for the takedowns was that Nintendo was planning to release their OSTs to streaming services? The real tragedy in my opinion is that if this continues we’ll lose access to tracks that are no longer accessible through normal means like the Wii Weather music.
What’s really sad is that I’ve bought several games I wouldn’t have otherwise, solely due to liking the soundtrack after listening to it on this channel. Nintendo have shot themselves in the foot with this one. Unless they really are planning to put their stuff on streaming services. Which is unlikely.
I'm glad I downloaded all the Nintendo music I wanted before this happened, as I long feared it might.
Nintendo certainly has every legal right to do this, but it's pretty s****y of them to basically take it away and leave no alternative. There is obviously huge demand for this music, but much like it does with most of its back catalog of games, Nintendo stubbornly refuses to sell it or otherwise make it available.
See also: Mother 3
@JJtheTexan it's only a small bit of a tragedy the only official mother 3 ost releases are rearrangements and/or not the entire soundtrack
Tons of other channels with all that music, it will never be gone.
@Savage_Joe No, it's not. Nintendo just did what the copyright legislation tells them to do.
I am happy they took down the pirate's channel. I hope others will follow. It's still waay to easy to pirate Nintendo OSTs on YT.
They don't own the rights to the music do they? Nintendo owns the music. And nintendo doesn't want it on someone else's youtube channel. It's perfectly fine.
This is about as clear cut as you can get with copyrights. I think Nintendo can get pretty ridiculous with their copyright claims against YouTubers showing footage from their games, but if the songs are available to download, they that's straight up giving away their property. I do wish they'd make more of their music available for purchase, especially in the west. I like to buy video game soundtracks on CD (I'm old fashioned), but since many of them are only released in Japan, they are EXPENSIVE to buy in America.
Unless the channel was trying to monetize the vids, what's the problem? Nintendo doesn't make its music globally accessible at a solid price point
It was Nintendo's music so I don't see a problem
Not surprised, it was only a matter of time. I don't see any way that this wouldn't of happened.
It's just annoying that Nintendo's approach is "do it our way or get nothing at all". Especially when they make things so difficult at times.
Love how someone makes a compelling thread about this and Youtube's response is basically "Nah that's not it". What a competent site.
Also, "these are all valid and in full compliance with copyright rules" yet the creator can also dispute them. Meaning that these claims are in fact NOT valid and in full compliance with copyright rules.
@TheFox who is making them available to download here
I’d like a Nintendo Music Channel. Make it happen, Nintendo, please. Maybe as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service if you must.
@schmauz Also Nintendo doesn't own all the music either the Smash soundtrack will have a lot of licensed music.
So while they'll have the license for them to appear ingame. Not even Nintendo could just upload Smash's OST without prior arrangements with Konami, Square Enix, Sega, etc.
The only people who think it's OK to just blanket upload these osts have absolutely no respect for the rights of the ones who created the music.
Without knowing the contracts Nintendo has with composers: it is possible that Nintendo did not secure broadcasting rights for the music, and has to act like this since the music has been taken from products they published, else they would have to compensate composers.
@Dr_Lugae You beat me to it. =)
I will admit to not even knowing about GilvaSunner or the channel in question. May he find the strength to do something else with his time.
Hopefully they put their music on Spotify
Hopefully they’ve done this in advance of releasing loads of their soundtracks themselves officially. So we don’t have to resort to downloading from YouTube.
Nintendo you are not allowed to put our music online for free
Nintendo fans we will buy it then, here take my money
Nintendo nope, we don't sell it or need your money
Yes Nintendo has the full right to do what they did to that channel.
But it's not like Nintendo is giving people a reason/solution to not do it.
And this from someone who regularly imports game music soundtracks.
Nobody is disputing that Nintendo has the legal right to enforce whatever copyrights they own. What rubs people the wrong way is that there's fan demand for better access to Nintendo soundtracks, which Nintendo refuses to meet.
Nintendo has an opportunity here to provide a better option by offering music they own for streaming themselves, as well as to make money in the process. Not much money, mind you. But more money than they make by not doing it.
It's the fact that they respond to fans' desire to be able to easily listen to Nintendo soundtracks in a negative way (takedowns) rather than a positive way (their own official streams) which gets people riled up.
Yeah I totally believe a robot answer from youtube lol
One down, many many more to go. Keep up the good work nintendo.
It's hard to argue cause uploading OSTs isn't really transformative work, which is a keyword in the copyright rules. The copyright rules need changing to prevent big corps from taking advantage of it. But the big corps are probably the ones making the rules in the first place. No reason for Nintendo music not to be on Spotify, almost every major game company has at least some of their catalog on there.
If Nintendo released Soundtrack CDs to America, we'd be plagued by scalpers and people who upload to downloads.khinsider.com, and sooner or later, people WILL be forced to buy these to keep record labels in business, once Nintendo goes after KHInsider.com.
@Entrr_username They are in full compliance with the law but it's also a creator's right to dispute it. Those are 2 completely separate proceedings.
That has to be a lie. The companies official name is Nintendo Co. Ltd., why would they make copyright claims under the name "Nintendo" woth nothing else added?
Youtube has been so ignorant toward anyone that I'm convinced that this is either a lie or they're to lazy to further look into it.
Also his channel wasn't shut down, he deleted it. There were still over 6000 videos there.
@Savage_Joe Meh, if your channel is based on copyrighted material, you're living on borrowed time by definition. Not something you can take for granted. Even if I don't see why Nintendo would claim these if they have no intention to offer a way to experience them.
While Nintendo does have the legal right to do this, I do not like that they did it, considering there's no other platform to listen to their music.
But it does make me wonder if, considering the sheer amount of copyright blocks against these videos, Nintendo may be gearing up to upload the soundtracks themselves on a music sharing platform, like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.
As it is, I have been seeing an increasing amount of music from Japan (video games, anime, and even movies) being uploaded to Apple Music, which was basically unheard of a couple years ago.
So what's to say that Nintendo won't do the same thing? I would certainly hope they do. Otherwise, we'll just end up seeing more channels like GilvaSunner on YouTube, meaning that much more of a headache for Nintendo's legal team.
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I'm split on this. Of course, it's pretty justified that Nintendo is very protective of their IP. They maintain standards in the industry so no one else has to. In case something goes spiralling out of control, as rare as that can be, Nintendo would be able to survive a crash.
On the other hand, they aren't...really doing anything else with it. People want to listen to their music through an easy-to-use soundtrack off of their phones, not carry their Nintendo Switch around with some games requiring you to manually change to the next song. This false sense of scarcity is exactly the trap that we as fans keep falling into, and that's the part I don't like.
As frustrating and inconvenient as this is for some folks, Nintendo is not out of line for doing this. It’s the nature of business. I think we have to keep in mind that while easy access to things such as game music are good and enjoyable, we are not entitled to it and it’s not healthy to be indignant at not getting what we think we are owed or having something last forever. At the end of the day, it’s Nintendo’s loss they don’t foster further community and commerce by making music readily available in a legal fashion. That doesn’t mean it should cause us any lasting consternation or disgruntlement.
Legally, Nintendo did nothing wrong, they own the copyright to their games and their soundtracks, they have the right to do this, you can't just grab the work someone else made and put on the internet for free.
Morally, Nintendo is not in a position to complain when they don't do much to make sure people can listen to videogame soundtracks on services like Spotify and YouTube, most of their games never got an official soundtrack, and when they did, it's those old CDs that people don't care anymore.
@victordamazio Also, even if Nintendo decides to change their minds and add their soundtracks to YouTube and Spotify, expect a poor service, many games missing, many tracks missing, and having those unused tracks that people find buried in the code and are added in the soundtracks provided by fans, will be a pipe dream.
Youtube stepping in to clarify it is indeed from Nintendo is not so strange. These larger companies usually don't issue those claims themselves, they offload that job to other companies usually who manage that for them, so it's not uncommon on YT to get copyright strikes for things that belong to say, Nintendo in this case, being claimed by a company name that's completely different, but who are contracted by say Nintendo in this case to do the job for them.
It also happens that people who composed remixes of Nintendo music will claim your gameplay video where the ORIGINAL is played, I've had that happen several times in the past, so... YT coming out to confirm something like the above... can be required sometimes, that whole copyright claim" thing on YT is a wild west kind of thing, and a huge mess to get a false claim overturned.
Luckily I carry my Switch around in my pocket with the Smash sound test playing on my headphones like a ******* psychopath just as Nintendo intended.
After the past few weeks of this happening, I have many things I want to say, but can't due to getting into trouble with the mods. So, the best way to express my thoughts on this is two middle fingers to Nintendo and all the fanboys that support this.
This is how i largely feel.
Naturally its nintendos call to make since they own the music but like with the handling of legacy content it is a frustrating manner.
Its not one of those cases where everyone is expecting something for free, its like when nintendo went after rom sites and there were those in the comments speaking as though people were defending piracy when if anything a larger portion of people just wanted to be able to buy the games and not have to resort to piracy.
while yes these are essentially luxury items and there's no obligation to make these things available it doesn't mean people shouldn't try to preserve them and at this point a lot of the time its either through piracy or paying large amounts for a pre owned item where the money doesnt even go to nintendo.
its like the same 4 names in these comment sections over and over. what is the motivation?
Protect Nintendo's ip from what, people downloading songs they weren't selling anyway?
I honestly still don't think that it was actually Nintendo. I think team Youtube might just be saying that "their name on the thing said Nintendo so it's Nintendo," and didn't understand that what the person meant was that someone's trying to pretend to be Nintendo. Of course, I could be wrong. But I highly think this is still the case here
Then put it on f***ing Spotify, Apple music, etc. already, Nintendo, this is a joke.
@Entrr_username Not true. You can still dispute something even if it falls entirely into the realm of clear-cut copyright violation. The answer will be... yeah... you wrong.
As for my opinion on this... I can see why Nintendo would do this. They make a lot of their music accessible, and this is an obvious case of a straight upload without transforming it in any way. It is still super convenient for me to listen to Nintendo's music on YouTube, so it is disappointing. Granted, there are many things I can do that are convenient but break the law in some way.
As a professional musician myself, I would copyright claim the s**t out of him. I have zero sympathy for people that pirate music. Go make your own music instead of stealing someone else's. Just because you think Nintendo owes you, and should therefore make the music available to you, doesn't mean they have to.. You have a good dose of narcissism if you do think like that.
@PoliticallyIncorrect The difference is I can go listen to your band on bandcamp right now. I'm not able to just hop on spotify and pull up the Pokemon Black and White soundtrack. How else am I supposed to listen? If Nintendo had a plan to put their music somewhere where it can be played with their permission, much less people would be up in arms about this. But the reality is that a ton of these songs are simply not available legally unless you want to buy from the secondary market, which doesn't help Nintendo anyway.
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@Bret While I agree with the sentiment, that is a bad example. That is more an issue with the Pokemon Company rather than Nintendo. The Pokemon Company handles all merchandise, anime, movies and co-game publishing. Nintendo handles the marketing, funding and co-publishing of the games.
As for games like Splatoon, Nintendo does a lot to make that game's soundtrack available. You can still buy new copies of Splatoon 1's soundtrack on Amazon. Nintendo also hosts a number of the game's tracks on their official YouTube (including an entire live concert https://youtu.be/yhAHLXHPgUY). However, stuff like Zelda, Mario and Xenoblade can be reasonably iffy. The OSTs are very available in Japan, which comes with massive import fees. And we do not know the extent of broadcasting rights Nintendo has just to put a lot of their catalogue on Spotify. I want Nintendo to start putting their music on Spotify, Amazon Music (some is on there not all), and on iTunes. Especially if Nintendo sees themselves as becoming the Japanese Pixar, Disney or insert comparable. This is Nintendo so who knows.
@PoliticallyIncorrect My $1000 isn't a product. This comparison makes no sense. And narcissism? Do you even know what the words you're saying mean? If you're a professional musician, you should be able to figure out the difference between yourself and Nintendo here. You want people to listen to your music, so you make it available on Spotify, bandcamp, physical media, etc. Nintendo isn't doing that for a huge chunk of its music, so people upload the music so it can be heard. And I'm not a thief, I'm clicking a thief's youtube channel, because the efforts of this thief are the only reason I'm able to hear the music at all short of playing the actual game.
@Wexter Pokemon's just the first game I thought of because I've been playing so much Legends Arceus. I'm in complete agreement with you, slapping this stuff on Spotify or, hell, their own separate music channel on youtube are much better solutions than just not having the music available at all beyond importing CDs, likely from secondary markets which again help Nintendo in exactly no way at all.
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@Bret The biggest issue with making game OSTs available is they are like movie soundtracks. I mean, sure, you can listen to them on their own, but how many people outside of a hardcore movie or composer nuts care? Very few. I mean, try finding the Scream (1996) soundtrack on Spotify. I mean, you can find the "soundtrack," but that is mostly a compilation of other licenced songs already on the service except for "Sidney's Lament." Instead, you need to look for the Scream (Original Motion Picture Score/Boxset) that is not just the music from Scream 1, but also 2, 3... you get the idea it is mostly a marketing tool for Scream (2022). Many movie scores are not on the service either, and if they are, it is what was released in the 1990s or 2000s, which is a small sample of what the soundtracks are. Some movie soundtracks are just not even there... either due to complex licensing agreements with the composer or just due to rights issues. Because unless you're planning to broadcast the music, why are you paying for the right to do so? And don't get me started on anime soundtracks being available to the west.
For the most part, Game soundtracks are not all that interesting to listen to on their own. That is the most significant barrier of entry for companies like Nintendo even to care. And they are not even one of the worst offenders. It is a complex issue and something, while I wish, were as simple, is not just slap it on Spotify. I am sorry it isn't. I mean, just look into the non-sense that is the Dragon Quest music licencing hell-loop Square Enix is in...
@PoliticallyIncorrect you can correct me, but I don't think I said anything incorrect.
@PoliticallyIncorrect This has been a very odd conversation that I no longer want to have.
@Wexter Thinking about it that way makes a lot more sense, thanks for the different outlook. Still really sucks to lose the only good way we had to listen to a lot of this music.
Random aside, the Risk of Rain 2 soundtrack rules and is available on Spotify and on my vinyl shelf.
@Ryu_Niiyama Understandeable, but have you seen anyone else do it like this everytime? It's basically begging none of your works are widely preserved
@Wexter The only part that perturbed me is justifying the stealing of copyrighted music. I agree with much of what you said about game music being uninteresting to most, including myself.
@Bret umm... ok. Excellent deflection LOL!
@PoliticallyIncorrect You win, if it makes you feel better. I just don't want to deal with your wild comparisons any more. What, do you think you're entitled to my time and this conversation? Narcissist. /s
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@PoliticallyIncorrect Riddle me this, if I own a Nintendo game and want the soundtrack in my music library, but Nintendo doesn't provide it, I can A) Just rip the soundtrack myself and add it to my music library that way, or B) just download it from someone who has already ripped it. Am I wrong for going with B even though the end result is exactly the same? And at that point, can you consider it stealing if you've already purchased the game? Because if you legally own a copy of the game then you can legally do whatever the heck you want with it when it comes to personal use.
Of course Nintendo is within their right, but it just sucks that they don't make their music available via any official means. I can hope that this takedown is a signal that they are about to add their music to streaming services or something, I don't think that hope is too far out there either, Nintendo kinda did this before, they sent a C&D to the project team behind AM2R shortly before announcing their own Metroid 2 remake, so maybe...
@Edwirichuu Preserved by whom? If Nintendo has recording masters, the music has been preserved. Preservation doesn’t mean free for public consumption. However Nintendo also makes OSTs. Yes you have to import them if you don’t live in Japan but they do exist. And at the end of the day if they destroyed the music it’s still their right to do so. (Which Nintendo doesn’t but still). Trying to pin preservation on getting something for free and without the creator’s/owner’s consent is disingenuous. Just say what you mean: you want free access to the music and you don’t like that Nintendo blocked that. At which point I circle back to my original post.
@Ryu_Niiyama That is a part of the "preservation" argument that bothers me. Nintendo is one of the few very scrupulous companies in archiving and backing up their work during and after development. To the point that we know for a fact, they have early N64DD builds of OoT just on their server or even original art from Super Mario Bros.We even know that Nintendo gave a build of Starfox 2 to Dylan Cuthbert on a cart some ten years after the game was cancelled as a thank for his work on Starfox Command. So we know their work is preserved, and this is a stark contrast to Sega, Konami, Capcom, and Square Enix, who have admitted to losing just the source code of some of their most landmark games like Panzer Dragoon Saga, Kingdom Hearts and Silent Hill 2.
It would be fantastic for us to have access to these prototyped works or documents. But, that is like asking the Tolkien estate to release the rough drafts of Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. But, we have seen an active step by companies like Microsoft and Nintendo to keep their legacy titles in circulation. It is a running joke, but how many consoles is Super Mario Bros. Zelda Link to the Past and Donkey Kong Country been released on? And it's not like Nintendo is melting down copies of Eternal Darkness just to spite Silicon Knights for making really, and I mean really bad games after going full the third party. And we have laws that protect users to archive their own copies for personal use so nothing stops you there either.
@PoliticallyIncorrect Okay so I did my research and it turns out, you're right. According to 17 USC 117, technically it is only legal to make a backup of a computer program for archival purposes. I suppose that excludes listening to it on a regular basis.
Ultimately though that just tells me that copyright law is in dire need of some changes. You can't convince me that it's wrong to do whatever I please with a piece of software I've legally purchased so long as it doesn't involve me selling it or distributing it to others. I'm a game dev, and people are more than welcome to copy whatever files or make whatever modifications they want to the games they buy from me so long as they aren't distributing those files to others. The reason I'm okay with that is because it makes literally no difference to me or my business what those people do with those files.
If I buy a CD of your music, and rip it and add the files to my digital music library, apparently that's illegal in some countries, but is it wrong? Are you going to call me a thief if I do that even though I legally own copies of the music? Would you only call me a thief if I do it in the countries where it's illegal?
Lastly, about how, according to you, "everyone would be doing it without fear of repercussion" if it wasn't technically illegal... There is no fear of repercussion. No one has ever been prosecuted for ripping a game soundtrack for personal use. The laws that make it illegal aren't even enforced, which probably says something about how "wrong" it really is.
@mystman12 You didn't really purchase the software, you purchased a license to use said software. You should know this if you are a game dev...You can allow whatever you wish in the license that you provide to your customers. No, I would only go after you for posting my music, downloading it illegaly, or making a copy for someone else. But we'd make an example of you. That I can guarantee!
@mystman12 I would not say it's illegal either. It is more legally dubious... as owning a product in one form does not entitle you to it in a different form. However, companies like Apple with the iTunes client allow you to inject or add music from your HDD into the iTunes client and onto your iPhone (that was a mouthful). And the reason most authorities do not care if you are ripping your own CDs or DVDs to your PC is because it does not harm anyone or the companies in question. They are more looking for distribution. However, companies have made ripping Blurays and 4K Blurays more difficult with specialized code or even only allowing specific CPUs to execute due to complex DRM measures to make it more difficult because of said distrabutors.
So until someone goes to court over it (which is maybe a .01% chance of happening), it really is just a dubious and a hazy grey area in the law. Distribution is however very bad and why Nintendo personally went after people directly uploading their music on YouTube. However, we can take this to the natural extreme like Totally Not Mark v. Toei or Suede v. Shropo because we have no international standard for fair use or fair dealings. Those are topics I'm personally more worried about than if I can listen to the Super Mario Bros. theme on YouTube.
@Wexter Konami losing the Silent Hill 2 material was very upsetting for me. One of the best horror games ever...
@Wexter thank you. I wish people would just be honest. If you want free access to the music indefinitely, just say that. Don’t pretend it’s some noble pursuit for future generations. And the thing is my original post was simply a statement of fact I have no opinion on if it is “good” or “bad” that Nintendo does copyright strikes.
But you are correct Nintendo actively takes steps to legitimately preserve their work. I geeked out when mario maker came out and they showed the original drafts for world 1-1. I get why the other companies may have lost source code (mindset that its just work and wont be reused, no where to put it, having to transfer or convert it to modern storage methods. Look at the script for DQVIII. I would have quit if someone told me to scan or worse transcribe all of those binders) as storage space (physical and digital) cost money/work hours to maintain. Companies have budgets and sometimes the little things get cut. Luckily Nintendo has tried to preserve itself both as a card company and a video game one.
@Ryu_Niiyama I would gladly move to Richmond or even Kyoto if someone told me my job would be to achieve or maintain those documents! It would be a dream job of mine! But... yeah the amount of work required to preserve this stuff is not something some joe blow could do or should do and should not pretend they can. I mean just look at the Vatican and how many background checks you need to have to access the documents in their "secret library." That is not all that secret as anyone can apply to enter it... but you get my point. Maintaining old stuff is not easy and very expensive and is never as easy as a lot of people make it out to be. Just wish people were more honest in general. This isn't about preservation and more about indefinite and free access... I mean despite how vocal people are about Virtual Console, Nintendo was upfront that interest in the service basically peaked in the late-00s and 3rd parties were open about how minimal profitable to non-profitable it was. Compare that to how many people on this site alone admit they download ROMs/ISOs online even IF it was available for them to buy on the eShop.
@nowthisisepic brands can’t let people run wild with their IPs. It’s not really crazy and this comment is hyperbolic.
Copyright and IP exists for a reason and one doesn't have to like it but they are there. If an artists doesn't get paid because someone ripped off their music would you be ok with that. Most likely not and same goes for Nintendo that owns the Copyright to soundtrack/music. People need to stop making excuses for ripping off copyright soundtrack/music. Otherwise go and create your own if you want to avoid Copyright/IP running afoul on you.
So they endorse direct piracy.
I get less and less qualms about piracy. I think the actual creators of this content deserves for it to be enjoyed, even though some share holders want short term squeezing of fans, so when I can't get it in other reasonable ways, I'll get it on the bay where pirates go.
I'll still prefer paying, when it's reasonable and doesn't feel like share holders are simply holding the relationship between my inner fan boy and the actual people who created these treasures hostage.
Every move by Nintendo lately feels like they are becoming like the rest. They are trying to squeeze fans short term, by sacrificing the long term viability of the creations of their past employees.
To create community, these channels should be encouraged. I refuse to think this is hurting the sales of games. In fact, listening to music on YouTube, is probably what has led to me buying e.g. Donkey Kong Country and A link to the past, probably 5 times on various services.
But yeah, legally, it's their right to control the public spread of their content. But people are also, extra legally, within their rights as private human beings, to spread culture and community, when it becomes necessary. By trying to control this, they are simply pushing that fandom community underground, where it always thrived anyway, thereby limiting exposure.
@Modsandsods1 because there's no official way to listen to nintendo soundtracks other than playing the games, which is a little dumb imo
@iNintendo yeah, ik. I would have just thought nintendo would UTILISE their immense popularity and nostalgia. Granted, i was pretty angry at the time and a lot less frustrated now. I'd understand like banning direct ports of their games, but them embracing fans would be AWESOME! It'd do a lot for them publicity-wise and being a nintendo fan would be a lot less controversial. That's my take at least.
@Modsandsods1 see previous articles, there is no monetization on his videos
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