Nintendo fans have reportedly started to “troll” and spam the company’s UK Twitter account after the Japanese branch blocked a bunch of soundtracks on YouTube earlier this week.
It all kicked off on 8th December, when video game soundtrack archivist and YouTube Channel GilvaSunner revealed (via Twitter) how Nintendo Japan had blocked a second lot of music – including soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Mario Kart Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The original copyright claim was issued in August last year, as can be seen in the tweet below:
In response to the latest developments, fans dug up a Nintendo UK tweet from around the same time last year and began spamming it (again) with YouTube’s “video unavailable” notice – highlighting the copyright block by Nintendo:
Nintendo is obviously within its legal rights here, but the same group of fans feel it leaves them with little to no way to listen to their favourite video game music. This latest drama follows on from the company’s decision to C&D The Big House Smash competition and stop the sale of Etika’s Joy-Con.
What are your own thoughts about all of this? Do you think Nintendo should perhaps make its video game music more readily available elsewhere if it’s going to takedown fan uploads? Leave a comment down below.