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Avani demands Instagram ban Lovely Peaches after Charli D’Amelio threats

Published: 3/Jul/2020 17:47

by Jacob Hale

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Hype House TikTok star Avani Gregg has demanded that Instagram follow TikTok’s lead by banning Lovely Peaches, after she made some serious threats to Charli D’Amelio.

Lovely Peaches, real name Brittany Johnson, has long been a particularly controversial name on social media, regularly displaying explicit content on her feeds and garnering attention from the biggest stars as a result.

On top of her frequent questionable activities, she made headlines on July 2 after claiming in a video that she had hired a 30-year-old man to assault Charli D’Amelio, and TikTok quickly banned her from the platform as a result.

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Avani and Charli are close friends thanks to their ventures together on TikTok.

Lovely Peaches had little under 1 million followers before her ban, but has 1.1m followers on Instagram, with an even bigger platform.

Avani has requested the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform changes this, though, and has asked them to ban her after what has unfolded and de-platform her to try and prevent these things from happening.

In a tweet posted on July 2, Avani spoke directly to Instagram to make the request, and garnered a lot of backing from her followers and fans.

She asked them to take away her platform before saying that “y’all keeping her platform up makes you a part of the problem,” begging them to “please take into consideration” what (and who) they allow to be on there.

In the replies to Avani’s tweet, fans recount other occasions in which Johnson should have been banned, including the explicit content in her Instagram Live sessions and making various other threats throughout her time on the platform.

Whether or not the app actually acts remains to be seen. While TikTok were quick to remove Peaches after her threats against Charli were made, Instagram have allowed her account to stay up almost 24 hours after Avani’s tweet.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:06

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

He is also considering a counter-claim, but admits he is “scared.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve ever done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.