Jeffrey McDonell

Last week was a sad week for fans of Nintendo’s music. Out of nowhere, after years of activity, prominent YouTube channels known for uploading video game soundtracks — like Crunchii, GilvaSunner, MasterEnex, and BrawlBRSTMs — were either terminated or had thousands of uploads taken down due to copyright violation notices from the Big N. Now, I get it. Nintendo is well within their rights to flex their legal muscles to protect their intellectual properties. Straight music uploads ripped from their games are not considered transformative works, and therefore do not fall under fair use protection. As these uploads violate copyright, […]

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