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Nintendo uses copyright claims to take down Game & Watch hacking videos – Ars Technica

User’s other hacking videos remain up without footage of Nintendo’s own games.

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Is that something you can even copyright? I don’t understand what part of the “copyright” does Nintendo claim to have?
Nintendo has a copyright on the video games, their visual appearance, sound, storyline, etc. As such, any recording of the gameplay of their video games are going to be a derivative work, based on the video game, and thus potentially infringing on the copyright of the originating work. As a result, Nintendo, and really any video game developer/publisher, can claim copyright infringement…

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