Nintendo and Copyright

Original Source: https://gonintendo.com/stories/316904-nintendo-hits-rpg-maker-s-fan-made-pokemon-essentials-toolset-w

Nintendo is one of those companies that just absolutely loves to crap all over others creativity and dreams. While they create some interesting and innovative games and have produced games that I would consider to be some of my favorites, if you’re trying to show off your creativity with their franchises, you’re going to become a target.

Nintendo has claimed Copyright and demanded a takedown for a free online resource that lets people make fun little games with Pokemon assets. It’s not being sold. It’s not intended to be used in an actual commercial product. It’s something put together to let people play around with the assets and make fun little FAN GAMES of the Pokemon franchises. These are fan games that do not in any way, shape, or form harm Nintendo or the Pokemon franchises. There is actual value to letting artists and creators express their appreciation for the world that the Pokemon franchise has created.

It’s no secret that Nintendo wants to have complete and total control over every single little thing they produce. This is why Nintendo failed to produce a console with Sony. It’s also the reason why they are getting less and less coverage from critics as Nintendo will just Copyright claim a video even though all of the footage being used is FAIR USE.

It doesn’t take an imagination to think about how much more money Nintendo could have if they would stop screwing with their dedicated fanbase and those that want to be able to give criticism and feedback to the brand. If they actually stopped for a moment and listened to what people were saying, they would have a significantly better product and online service. In September they are planning to launch a sub-par online service that people have to pay for to be able to use which offers significant fewer features than the competition. Nintendo is offering some great games with everything else about the experience being sub-par, and they are going to act like they are innovating the industry. It makes absolutely zero sense. Their Copyright practices make absolutely zero sense.

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