Nintendo Blocks Another 2,200 Videos On YouTube Featuring Its Music

It turns out last week’s events were just the beginning – with YouTube video game music channel GilvaSunner announcing they’ve now been hit with another 2,200 copyright blocks from Nintendo.

The same channel has had a target on its back for some time now, and the latest update follows on from 1,300 takedowns. In a series of messages over on Twitter, the channel’s creator said they were ready to call it a day and would be deleting the channel, or at least “what’s left of it” this Friday. More copyright blocks are also expected to follow:

After thinking about this a lot over the past few days, I’ve decided that at this point it’s really not worth it to keep the channel up any longer, and will therefore delete the GilvaSunner YouTube channel (or what’s left of it) this coming Friday.

There are many different opinions over what is happening and that’s fine! I can understand pretty much all sides. I know this is disappointing to read for a lot of you, but I hope you can respect my decision to want to move on at this point.

I want to thank you for the 11+ years of support (or more if you followed me before this account) and the many nice messages you shared with me. It’s been truly amazing to see the VGM scene grow so much! Please keep supporting the composers and community!

The same channel was originally a target of Nintendo copyright claims in 2020, so it’s not the first time something like this has happened. Here’s a message shared by the GilvaSunner around the same time – clarifying how they never monetised videos:

I see a lot of assumptions being made by some of you with some extreme words against me. Let me clarify again that I do not monetize videos and do not profit from them. I do realize that doesn’t justify uploading the content.

I’m also not angry or surprised that Nintendo is doing this, but I do think it’s a bit disappointing there is hardly an alternative. If Nintendo thinks this is what needs to be done (to set an example), I will let them take down the channel. It is their content after all.

The songs removed from this YouTube channel come from Nintendo series like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Super Smash. Bros, Kirby, Kid Icarus, and Luigi’s Mansion.

If we hear anything else, we’ll provide an update.

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