Nintendo Takes Down 101 Character Mario Kart Video

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Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HBTeP22nkA

Back in February 2016, a popular Youtube user called ‘Hat-Loving Gamer’ posted an interesting Super Mario Kart video. Namely, it was a crossover where 101 different video game characters were racing through Mario Circuit in Super Mario Kart. And dear god, it was impressive. The Koopalings were there. Rayman, Sonic and Bioshock had characters included from them in the animation.
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Unfortunately, someone at Nintendo… didn’t like it for some reason. So now, the good old video is ‘blocked on copyright grounds’. Yes really:
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What the freaking hell is wrong with the idiots at Nintendo? This wasn’t a hack. This wasn’t linked to any sort of playable game. Heck, do you honestly thing the SNES could actually run a game with 100 playable characters at the same time? Really? You made the damn console, you know what it’s capable of.

In simple terms, this was a parody. Parody videos are legally protected. Don’t like that? Tough crap.
Source: https://gamingreinvented.com/news/nintendo-takes-100-character-mario-kart-video/
 

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Aside from the actual legality of this and whether or not Nintendo was in the right (Which they completely were, if not maybe the wisest of their decisions), that article is absolute garbage.

They could not come off more fanboyish and entitled if they tried.
 

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Wtf??? This makes ZERO sense and I never would have assumed it would be taken down. It's not even a game mod to play.
 

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Aside from the actual legality of this and whether or not Nintendo was in the right (Which they completely were, if not maybe the wisest of their decisions), that article is absolute garbage.

They could not come off more fanboyish and entitled if they tried.
It wasn't a rom hack or anything, just a fan video. I do not see how Nintendo had any right to take this down?
 

Jebusman

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It wasn't a rom hack or anything, just a fan video. I do not see how Nintendo had any right to take this down?
As much as we all want to believe that parody is a magical defense that allows us to use normally protected characters all willy nilly, it really isn't.

Parody only falls under fair use if the creator can prove that it's a commentary on the original work that it's parodying.

If it doesn't, then it's up to the copyright holder on whether or not they want to allow it.

Do I personally think Nintendo should have taken the video down? No. But I can understand how they had the right to do so.
 

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Nintendo fighting hard to preserve their out-of-touch old-man reputation. They lost a lot of that by releasing a modern online shooter, but it's good to know that this stalwart of video game publisher conservatism has not gone under.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised to see Super Mario Bros Z on the chopping block either. And Earthworm Alvin just rebooted the series recently.

Unfortunately, Dorkly videos will still exist.
 

Kinsei

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If this really was Nintendo then what the hell?

It's a copyright claim; those are issued manually and are totally separate from ContentID.

Plus the YouTube video straight up says such
To be fair anyone can (or at least could) impersonate a company to get Youtube to take a video down. It happened a few years ago when some guy pretended to be a representative of Ubisoft to get Splinter Cell videos taken down. Once it was revealed that he didn't work for the company the message was changed to

This video contains content from Steve Jones, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
 

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why do you care?
Nintendo can't have people thinking that something more impressive can be done with their old content. Think of all the virtual console money they might lose! How will they sell you another Nes remix whatever?
 

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...But why?

Wouldn't be surprised to see Super Mario Bros Z on the chopping block either. And Earthworm Alvin just rebooted the series recently.

Unfortunately, Dorkly videos will still exist.
Wait really?!
 
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If this really was Nintendo then what the hell?



To be fair anyone can (or at least could) impersonate a company to get Youtube to take a video down. It happened a few years ago when some guy pretended to be a representative of Ubisoft to get Splinter Cell videos taken down. Once it was revealed that he didn't work for the company the message was changed to
Given the long history of precedent do you really think there's a good chance this isn't Nintendo?
 

Kinsei

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Given the long history of precedent do you really think there's a good chance this isn't Nintendo?
When things like Racist Mario and Star Bomb songs about Nintendo franchises are till up? Yeah, I think there's a decent chance it's not Nintendo.
 
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When things like Racist Mario and Star Bomb songs about Nintendo franchises are till up? Yeah, I think there's a decent chance it's not Nintendo.
One uses in-game content, the others don't--just like almost every other video we've seen Nintendo pull down.

It's Nintendo. You're in denial if you think it's likely not Nintendo
 

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...But why?



Wait really?!
Yeah, he even had a patreon about making more Mario Bros. Z episode but Nintendo took it down, he made a new one "digital art and animations" while not mentionning anything Nintendo at all while making the next episodes and he seems to be fine so far