Post Reply Thoughts on Nintendo taking down the Zelda 30th anniversary fan remake?
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19 / M / Winnipeg, MB.
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Posted 4/6/16
So It's the legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary and to celebrate some fans put up a beautiful voxel recreation of the original game that was playable for free in browser. Sadly it was recently taken down due to a C&D from Nintendo. Now I have had a long list of criticisms for Nintendo in terms of how they use their copyright, but in this case I feel it was justified. I mean they're still selling the original LoZ on Virtual Console, and I can definitely see someone using this as an alternative to buying the game. My friend, however, says they should have just left it up because he thinks it was visually distinct enough to be exempt from copyright enforcement. What do you guys think?
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20 / M / Costa Rica
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Posted 4/6/16
I can´t speak for the fact that it was visually distinct to the original game because I didn´t get to play the recreation, but comparing this with all the copyright claims that Nintendo made last year, this is definitely more justified. It may seem unfair given how this project was made by fans who clearly love the game like many of us do, and they just wanted to share their love with other fans around the world, but they don´t have the legal rights to use the franchise, so it´s understandable Nintendo did something about it.
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Zelda is a timeless work of art that has been published in many forms; Zelda Ocarina of Time, Zelda Majora's Mask, Zelda A Link to the Past, ect... Many Zelda titles have even been republished on the Wii U, 3DS, ect... One franchise over thirty years shows how good Zelda is. Fans all know that Nintendo makes games many people love. What fans would like is... this. Zelda being free "to choose it's own curfew" is hopeful because Zelda is Nintendo's. I can imagine the emotions Nintendo has to let go. Laws are in effect because the future is tried, tested, and proved. Some are taking the leap. iTunes' free music downloads, Google's search bar, University of California League of Legends' tuition(a game that's free to play). We may hope Nintendo is ready.
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Posted 4/6/16
It sucks because it was obviously a passion project but can't really argue with a company protecting their copyright.

Nintendo will probably remake it anyway so fans won't have to be sour about this for too long.
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