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H3H3’s Ethan Klein calls out YouTube’s ‘broken’ copyright system

Published: 28/Oct/2018 19:40 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 19:42

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube duo Ethan and Hila ‘H3H3’ Klein discussed YouTube’s recent slew of site-wide issues during their H3 Podcast – one of which was the service’s copyright system.

Ethan referenced a video of theirs that had been striked for copyright infringement, which had been disputed due to alleged unauthorized use of the song Sex on Fire by band Kings of Leon.

However, Ethan claimed that the song hadn’t been used in the video at all, and noted the disparity of options he was given in order to dispute the strike.

“There’s not even an option for, ‘whatever you claimed isn’t even in my video,’” he stated.

He then alleged that there are ‘huge media companies’ that go on large copyright strike sprees due to YouTube’s lack of accountability for false claims.

“It’s so broad,” Ethan explained. “It says, ‘in good faith.’”

He then explained that the claimant had denied his dispute, after which Ethan made yet another effort to assuage the situation. He claimed that, after this step, the claimant has the legal option to strike and remove his video from the platform.

“The frequency of claiming videos and erroneous and shameless claims has skyrocketed,” he said. “I think they have tools… you cannot go watch videos – they have some kind of automated tools that match it. They don’t even put in the effort to review it.”

YouTube’s issues have been called out by a slew of creators as of late, including massively popular YouTubers Markiplier and KEEMSTAR, who feel that Google Plus’s removal from the site may be to blame for its global blackout on October 16.


Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 20:47

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.