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Casey Neistat teases New York return as daily vlogs restart

Published: 21/Sep/2020 12:43

by Connor Bennett


Popular content creator Casey Neistat has hinted at a possible return to New York after restarting his daily vlogs following a lengthy absence. 

Anyone who watched Casey Neistat’s vlogs when they were one of the most popular things on YouTube will immediately point to New York playing a key role in his videos. 

The YouTuber used to skate around the city on his Boosted Board, show what he was getting up in and around his iconic office, and regularly take his drones out to show off some pretty spectacular shots of New York. 

That all changed back in May of 2019, when he revealed that he was packing up and heading to California with his family. Upon making the move to the West Coast, Casey’s vlogs took a break but since September 11, he’s made a return to regular videos – and might even make a return to New York. 

Casey Neistat
Casey moved to California back in May of 2019.

During his September 18 vlog, titled ‘She’s ready to leave,’ Casey noted that he had been speaking to his wife Candice about living in California and New York. 

He noted that every time that he and Candice “want to move back to New York City,” they end up having a weekend where they remember the big reason why they moved to Cali in the first place – family. Though, they do admit to still missing it.

“You still miss the city?” he asked his wife, getting a quick reply of “yes” back. “Do you like California?” Casey also asked, before Candice dropped a swift “no” as the video come to its conclusion. 

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While the YouTuber doesn’t state that he’s heading back to New York anytime soon, the fact that his Venice home has been listed on the market has added further fuel to growing speculation. 

The listing, which was been spotted in a number of reports, has the Neistat five-bedroom home up on the market at close to $4 million. 

While the listing might just be up to register some interest, or because they want to move elsewhere in California, fans will be keeping a keen eye on things in case any further hints about a potential return to New York and the east coast pop up.


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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 2:43

by Isaac McIntyre


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.

JakeNBake is the latest Twitch streamer to be caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
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 clear his entire video back-catalog in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

He also plans to counter-claim, but admitted he was “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.