Nintendo fans are reported to have begun spamming the company’s UK Twitter account by “trolling” it after a Japanese branch blocked a number of soundtracks on YouTube earlier this week.
It all started on December 8th, with video game soundtrack archivist and YouTube channel Gilva Sunner revealing (via Twitter) how Nintendo Japan blocked the second music. 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 infringement claim was issued last August, as seen in the tweet below.
In response, fans dug up Nintendo UK tweets around the same time last year and started sending spam (again) with YouTube’s “video not available” notification-emphasizing Nintendo’s block:
Nintendo is clearly within the scope of its legal rights here, but the same fans feel that they have little or no way to listen to their favorite video game music. This latest drama will stop selling Joy-Con on Etika following the company’s decision C & D The Big House Smash contest.
What are your own thoughts on all of this? If Nintendo removes fan uploads, do you think it should probably make music more accessible elsewhere? Please leave a comment below.