The battle continues
Last week, Nintendo demonetized several videos from YouTuber PointCrow’s channel. These videos featured a custom The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod. (You can read more details about this original occurrence here.) Now, PointCrow has responded with a full length video, embedded above.
In the video, PointCrow reads from a statement that his lawyer helped him prepare, defending himself against Nintendo’s actions. He emphasizes that he does not encourage piracy, that the mods he showcases are not for sale, as well as the fact that some videos which didn’t feature mods at all were still affected. He goes on to discuss other YouTubers like Croton who experienced similar takedowns and copyright strikes in the recent past. Finally, he gives a detailed analysis of Nintendo’s own guidelines for what types of videos are acceptable and why he believes he should fall into that category.
PointCrow hopes that Nintendo will reverse course, or else he may “move away from this kind of content”. Could his outcry have an effect on Nintendo’s decisions? That’s probably a long shot, but it could very well have an effect on the types of content YouTubers create for Nintendo’s games in the future.