Nintendo is believed to be at it once more with YouTube takedowns, reportedly focusing on Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods.
The YouTuber supposedly within the firm’s firing line is the streamer and modder often called ‘PointCrow‘. He’s obtained 1.6 million subscribers and made headlines in 2021 for providing $10,000 USD to anybody who might assemble a Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod.
This creation was developed with the assistance of the modder ‘Alex Mangue’ over the previous 12 months, and now Nintendo has apparently gone on a rampage in accordance with PointCrow – claiming greater than 24 movies on his channel (together with ones concerning the multiplayer mod). Apart from Zelda, this contains different Nintendo content material like Mario and Pokémon.
In a brand new video add titled “Nintendo is Taking Down My Videos“, PointCrow known as out the online game large (in a ready assertion, reviewed by his lawyer) for focusing on his channel with two separate copyright strikes aimed toward his Zelda multiplayer mod movies, and accused it of “deliberately” placing his livelihood in peril.
He hopes Nintendo can probably take into account reversing the selections, as he admits he actually cannot do a lot however plead and “move away from this kind of content”.
PointCrow insists he has “never encouraged piracy of Nintendo’s games”, has by no means offered the mods he commissioned, and notes how “all of the code is custom” – claiming it’s “free of Nintendo assets”. The obtain hyperlinks on the Zelda multiplayer mod’s Discord web page have been eliminated, too.
The content material creator additionally raised issues about how his movies with “regular” Breath of the Wild gameplay have been unfairly focused as effectively and believes his uploads match inside Nintendo’s game content guidelines.
This present state of affairs has apparently escalated with Nintendo now being accused by different YouTubers of hanging movies with “no context” however copyright removing. This supposedly contains much more common movies, with the Breath of the Wild-focused YouTuber ‘Croton‘ claiming that one of many movies they misplaced had “nothing to do with mods” and was merely a problem run.
PointCrow warns this may increasingly set a precedent and is worried these present takedowns might vastly influence YouTube protection of the upcoming launch The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – with creators presumably having to fret about “Nintendo exercising their [sic] copyright over a video that is in line with their [sic] own policies”.
“So, if you’ve uploaded any video that features any Nintendo content, no matter how transformative or directly in line with their [sic] published guidelines, you are at risk.”