Nintendo now also issuing DMCA takedown notices for pornography

rpmurphy

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Seems like a protectionist move if true. Nothing could be done for people who live in countries that have broader fair use laws so it's not like they would be able to eliminate Nintendo porn.
 

Kyari

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Is this one of those things where they have no right to demand it's taken down, but no one would be willing to fight it so they'll take it down anyway?
Pretty much. Fair use is ill defined, but in a lot of cases it would be argued that work of this nature especially would fall under parody and/or transformative use.


On a side note, the DMCA notification has also reportedly been used by Nintendo to flag strikes against adult hosting tumblr blogs that have posted non-pornographic images too.
 

James Scott

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Does Nintendo usually comment on stuff like this? Don't recall them saying, though if someone is impersonating them I think they should take action.
 

VetrexKnight

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It looks like lots of people are missing the fact that these DMCA takedown notices are more then likely coming from a fake Nintendo employee. It sucks that tumblr does not bother to fact check the take down notices they get.
 

Yukinari

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This is just as absurd as Blizzard attempting to stop Overwatch porn or Ken Levine telling everyone to not sexualize Elizabeth.
 

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I don't know why you'd shit on Nintendo for something like this.

They've allowed the fans to do as they please with basically any kind of fan-game project. They have been pretty amazing to the fans in that regard. So if they don't want their characters being portrayed in a pornographic way, they should be able to take a stance on it and say they don't like it.
 

Vex_

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They may be able to stop porn, but they CANNOT STOP ME FROM GETTING HORNY CAN U DIG IT
U can't take that away! I've also saved tons of Nintendo porn! What now?
 

Yukinari

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I don't know why you'd shit on Nintendo for something like this.

They've allowed the fans to do as they please with basically any kind of fan-game project. They have been pretty amazing to the fans in that regard. So if they don't want their characters being portrayed in a pornographic way, they should be able to take a stance on it and say they don't like it.
its funny cause everything you said is wrong.

They cracked down hard on romhacks and Zelda Maker all because of Mario Makers release. Not to mention A Fox In Space running into some trouble too and various other fan projects. Porn is not something they can go after.
 

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its funny cause everything you said is wrong.

They cracked down hard on romhacks and Zelda Maker all because of Mario Makers release. Not to mention A Fox In Space running into some trouble too and various other fan projects. Porn is not something they can go after.
You could be a little more condescending there, aye?

Due note, I didn't say very project ever, I said basically. Let's not be too literal here. None of the projects I've followed, like various Metroid projects have run into had issues. Lunar Magic, is still up and available for download? Zelda classic is still around...
 

Yukinari

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You could be a little more condescending there, aye?

Due note, I didn't say very project ever, I said basically. Let's not be too literal here. None of the projects I've followed, like various Metroid projects have run into had issues. Lunar Magic, is still up and available for download? Zelda classic is still around...
Its even worse when you put it that way. "They allow some fan projects here and there off the hook so its ok if they take down porn".
 

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Anything that annoys people on Tumblr pleases me greatly.
Not that part of Tumblr though.

This is about the "Porn stash in the woods" part of tumblr. Where people collect all their favorite stuff

The easily offendable introvert circlejerk part of Tumblr is not part of this (and probably are the people you are reffering to)
 

Kyari

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I don't know why you'd shit on Nintendo for something like this.

They've allowed the fans to do as they please with basically any kind of fan-game project. They have been pretty amazing to the fans in that regard. So if they don't want their characters being portrayed in a pornographic way, they should be able to take a stance on it and say they don't like it.
Except for the part where a bunch of fan projects and rom hacks and videos related to them (and TAS runs) were recently taken down too?
 

Orayn

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Except for the part where a bunch of fan projects and rom hacks and videos related to them (and TAS runs) were recently taken down too?
What "bunch?" Only rom hacks they've targeted recently were some Kaizo Mario ones on Niconico, and the only recent fan projects were ones that attempted to fully reproduce their games for free.

Only vaguely remember hearing about TAS stuff.
 

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Sorry to shamelessly bump my own thread on this matter, but apparently Nintendo have once again hit tumblr accounts/artists with a DMCA wave.

Unfortunately no where I can particularly link to as source on Gaf without a ban accompanying it, but the latest wave of content flags was brought against Zelda artists.
 

tkscz

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I mean, I suppose it's their right to make sure their stuff isn't seen as smutt of any kind, but I still find it strange they care enough to do it.
 

Alienous

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You gotta take the good with the bad.

Sometimes it's an awesome Majora's Mask animated short film.

Sometimes it's Toad x Bowser.
 

L Thammy

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There is porn for the Nintendo NX buttonless patent controller.

I don't know what that adds to the conversation, but I think it's important.
 

Parfait

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THIS I can understand.

Specialy because lots of their characters are underage.

The problem is that it opens doors for non pornographis fan material.
Lol, what

Better protect them poor innocent squidkids by literally telling people not to draw whatever they want.
 

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Tumblr has been hit with these all year, but the veracity of nintendo actually pulling them is spotty at best, tumblr pussies out of legal matters so, anybody can claim to be nintendo and send an email to the staff and your artwork will get taken down.

The biggest tell is, Pokemon stuff (ie anthropomorphic pokemon furry artwork) has been the prime target, however all the supposed takedowns are flagged as "from nintendo" which doesn't make any sense, since The pokemon Company handles that IP, which means the claim comes from a fake source but tumblr chooses to not take risk and just take down the offending content.

It's an easy to abuse system.
 

Lionel Richie

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Unfortunately no where I can particularly link to as source on Gaf without a ban accompanying it, but the latest wave of content flags was brought against Zelda artists.
Phew! Dodged a bullet there, at least it wasn't with my Rosalina stuff.