Nintendo Serves GilvaSunner With 1,300 Copyright Claims

After receiving 1,300 copyright claims from Nintendo, a YouTuber was left “disappointed.”

For many, the rules governing copyrighted materials on streaming platforms are still unclear. As a result, many content creators have had their accounts suspended or even banned on YouTube or Twitch, including Imane “Pokimane” Anys, who received her first Twitch ban for watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. Even YouTube’s king, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, is forbidden from playing his own music on the platform for fear of being banned.

YouTuber “GilvaSunner” was one of the most recent victims, receiving 1,300 copyright claims from Nintendo.

GilvaSunner took to Twitter on January 29 to explain that they had received a massive amount of copyright claims, all from Nintendo. All of the takedowns were music tracks from 17 different games. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Smash Bros., and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword are just a few of the titles on the long list. Brawl, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario Galaxy, and a slew of other games are among them.

GilvaSunner isn’t the first person to get in trouble with YouTube’s copyright policies. GilvaSunner revealed on their Twitter page in 2019 that they had received a slew of platform strikes for content that violated DMCA rules.

Then, in December 2020, they added to the thread after getting into trouble for including “the soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart,” which were all blocked by Nintendo.

Fans were understandably outraged that Nintendo had been so harsh in removing GilvaSunner’s content, especially since their videos were not monetized and there is currently no official way to listen to these tracks in any other way.

Nintendo has a reputation for being harsh with creators who break copyright laws over the years. Nintendo, for example, slammed the beloved Smash Bros. tournament The Big House, causing outrage among fans.

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