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Nintendo has been on a mission for a few years now to stomp out uploads of their game soundtracks to YouTube, and they’ve already purged thousands of tunes. It appears the Big N isn’t done yet, as they’ve hit yet another channel with a massive wave of copyright claims.

The YouTube channel DeoxysPrime hosted a ton of Nintendo tracks, and the Big N has swooped in and hit them with over 500 copyright claims. Instead of trying to fight the machine, DeoxysPrime has decided to remove all Nintendo-related soundtracks from their channel. You can see DeoxysPrime’s full statement on the matter below.

“Effective immediately I will be removing all Nintendo music from my channel. With 500+ claims and more than a dozen soundtracks blocked over the last week it’s pretty clear they don’t want their music on YouTube.

Some of you may have already noticed these soundtracks beginning to disappear but I thought I’d give you all a heads up about what’s going on. This isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with this issue on my channel but it will be the last. I’m sorry to everyone who enjoys their music but I don’t have much choice.

I have no intention of deleting my channel and the rest of my non-Nintendo soundtracks will remain up for the foreseeable future. It’s frustrating but as I’ve said before it’s ultimately their choice to have their music blocked on the platform.

Once again I’m sorry for the inconvenience this will cause, as I enjoy listening to Nintendo music on here just as much as you all do, but it just doesn’t make any sense to continue on like this.”

[DeoxysPrime]

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gamefreak613

6M ago

While Nintendo is fully in their right to do this...it does suck.

If they want people to pay for the music, let us do so, or they could maybe upload the tracks themselves. This leaves no one happy. People can't pay for the music nor listen to it easily, and Nintendo doesn't make money either!


the schaef

6M ago

At first I thought this was going to be an article about GilvaSunner, until I realized someone already hit him earlier this year, either Nintendo or someone posing as Nintendo and mass-reporting channels.


sligeach_eire

6M ago

Numerous sites and podcasts have criticized Nintendo in the past for this, and they will again. This is so unnecessary on Nintendo's part. Sites like this promote Nintendo's music and when people hear the songs it can help generate game sales. What it won't generate is music sales, because Nintendo doesn't release their music(generally) on purchasable soundtrack. Nintendo are so... what's the word for it... controlling?

They've got a giant vault of franchises and content, yet they trickle Virtual Console games out, only for some systems, ignore loads of their mascots and it's only a rental system. I think that's where Nintendo may ultimately end up with their new games even. Cut out the middle man and exert even more control with a subscription based service.


streex

6M ago

Doesn't bother me too much personally until they go after the channels that live stream nintendo music 24/7. At that point things will get messy!


goatonastick

6M ago

you have to realize that this person was making money from Nintendo's music on YouTube. a copyright claim is different from a copyright strike. a copyright claim allows the videos and music to stand YouTube, but the claimant receives the ad revenue. so what this YouTube user was doing, was choosing to remove the videos and music, rather than allowed Nintendo to receive their royalties. while I do agree that Nintendo has not been very good at allowing both their music or their game library to be available and as many formats as it should be, I don't think it's an excuse to profit off of their music.


nin2000

6M ago

“Their channel”

“I will be…”

So you mean, ‘his channel,’ or ‘her channel.’

Or if you’re concerned about accidentally calling the channel owner a guy when she’s a girl (or vice versa), then write ‘The owner of the channel…’


ovenmitts

6M ago

@nin2000

Seriously? Of all the takes to make on this article/topic, you're really zeroing in on the author's correct usage of the word "Their".

Literally the first definition on Merriam-Webster "1: of or relating to them or themselves especially as possessors, agents, or objects of an action"

The full sentence in the article is written as such "Instead of trying to fight the machine, DeoxysPrime has decided to remove all Nintendo-related soundtracks from their channel."

The author is referring to the Youtube channel that belongs To DeoxysPrime, ergo "Their Channel" is perfectly fine. Why overcomplicate things? It feels like you're trying to start some kinda weird controversy about gender on an article about Nintendo copyright claiming their music.

Oh and last point, even if the author intended to use "their" as a neutral way to refer to the gender of the channel owner (unlikely since it has no bearing on the facts of the article) "Their" is still perfectly fine in its usage and changing it is unnecessary.

Oh and I guess if I got this far I should comment on something actually pertaining to the article. Hmm, Nintendo really should just release their music officially already. I don't understand why they get so upset over someone uploading game music for games that can't even be officially purchased anymore. Capcom and Sega have embraced music streaming services like Spotify, idk why this is such a hard concept for Nintendo.


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