Nintendo Issues Overwhelming Amount of Strikes on Popular YouTube Music Uploader
Nintendo launched an unprecedented number of copyright strikes against a popular YouTube channel for the unlicensed use of music from the gaming giant’s various games. The channel owner, username GilvaSunner, was a very popular source for fans of Nintendo’s games to listen to the soundtracks from games such as Mario and Zelda. Nintendo is notorious for being relentless in protecting its intellectual property, from shutting down video game rom sites, to canceling online gaming hosts, to even severely limiting ad revenue for gaming streamers. Nintendo made over 1,300 copyright claims against GilvaSunner’s many uploads of hundreds of songs from several Nintendo games. The severity of this act compounded with Nintendo’s many other instances of anti-piracy measures have sparked much controversy regarding the company’s perceived overstepping their rights and lack of availability of their popular music.