Nintendo now also issuing DMCA takedown notices for pornography

Oct 19, 2011
Did a number of searches here and around google and no one seems to really be talking about it the way they did the Overwatch source film maker takedowns by Blizzard in May.

To cut a long story short, Nintendo seem to now be following suit and have started to issue DMCA take down notifications to remove pornography from tumblr blogs. While the bulk of the Overwatch take downs seemed to at least be related to missuse of Blizzard's own art assets in source film maker - an act that at least can be justified by content creators essentially reusing Blizzard's own work - Nintendo's notices don't relate to 3d animation of their owned assets but rather extends to just any created content.

No reddit link on this one, sources is uh ... my own inbox:

What are your thoughts, GAF?

Edit: For clarification's sake, it seems like the most recent wave of DMCA claims specifically related to Princess Peach.

Edit 2: Content of a non-pornographic nature hosted on pornographic tumblrs also seem to have been removed.

November Update: Zelda has now been caught in a wave of DMCA notices.


Jan 19, 2013
That's gonna backfire badly. As far as I know, you cannot really DMCA fan art (even pr0n type) as long as you're not selling anything or reusing existing assets.

Also, Jimquisition episode incoming, I guess ;)
Nov 26, 2009
Lots? The only ones I can think off the top of my head is Splatoon characters.
Pretty much every Pokemon main character, Kirby in some canons, Animal Crossing has AT LEAST the villager, 90% of the Links, possibly Diddy Kong and Yoshi, Every koopaling, most Paper Mario support characters and of course every "baby ____" character.

From the top of my head.And that is ignoring the "500 year old dragon" cliche that is featured heavily in the Fire Emblem series and the ones that I might be missing like random Little Mac that is probably underage but nobody knows the canon of Punch Out games =P
Jul 11, 2014
Pokémon characters would be the big ones, though I'm not sure if Nintendo actually owns the human characters. I guess the humans from Animal Crossing as well. Some FE characters are underage.
The way they're drawn, its fair game as far as cartoon characters go.

Then again in cartoon land anything goes, I suppose, when it comes to pornography. I'm indifferent about how to feel about this.
Jun 3, 2009
Hmm, aren't parodies legally allowed? I mean I don't think anyone is going to confuse some XXX nintendo video of being an actual official Nintendo product or anything, just like theyh wouldn't confuse the Star Trek porn film for actually being a real Star Trek show.
Oct 19, 2011
For reference, seeing as so many people are asking "Is this going to do anything?"

The answer is probably yes, in the short term at least.

Tumblr operates a 3 strikes policy. 3 strikes and they terminate your account. Challenging a DMCA request requires you provide your name, address and contact number and any evidence that may be required to tumblr. Many people making or posting art on tumblr are just small time individuals doing it as a hobby who don't have the time or means to fight a DMCA request, legitimate or not.


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Apr 27, 2006
I don't think Nintendo needs help in making the mushroom kingdom creepy sexist. But, glad that some fans are trying.