Nintendo’s legal team stepped in again, filing a fan-made copyright claim The legend of Zelda game which forced the project to be completely removed from the list.
Well-known modder Kaze Emanuar, who has released a number of unofficial Nintendo-based projects over the past few years, released a title called “ The Missing Link ” earlier this year. The game used the same engine of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and aimed to bridge the gap between Ocarina, and later the N64 title, Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
“The copyrighted works are the video games in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda video game franchise, including, without limitation, audiovisual works, storylines, characters and images from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (US Copyright Reg. No. PA0000901848), The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (US Copyright Reg. No. PA0001940271), and others.
Nintendo has reviewed the reported material and does not believe it qualifies as fair use of Nintendo’s copyrighted work. “
He then asks the GitHub page to be removed, claiming that it “provides access to a software file containing an unauthorized derivative work of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda video game franchise in violation of Nintendo’s exclusive rights.” .
It should be noted that the complaint only requested the removal of the project and did not trigger a lawsuit or other issues for the parties involved.