H3H3's Ethan Klein Hits Back at KSI & Logan Paul For Taking Down his Boxing Match Reaction Video - Dexerto
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H3H3’s Ethan Klein Hits Back at KSI & Logan Paul For Taking Down his Boxing Match Reaction Video

Published: 5/Sep/2018 17:51 Updated: 5/Sep/2018 17:54

by Calum Patterson

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Ethan Klein of H3H3 is seriously not happy with KSI, Logan Paul and their respective agencies, after a video in which he reacted to the boxing match was hit with a copyright strike – blocking it worldwide.

The KSI vs Logan Paul fight was a pay-per-view live event on YouTube, the first of its kind, and the copyright holders were aggressively shutting down other streams and videos popping up on YouTuber (although not on Twitch).

However, ‘transformative’ content based on the fight (i.e reaction videos/compilations etc.) are usually safe from breaching the copyright rules on YouTube.

Klein himself is experienced in this area, after his H3H3 show won a lawsuit on the very issue, where they were upheld in their belief that their use of another YouTuber’s content was transformative, and therefore did not breach copyright.

But, due to a video on the H3H3 channel reacting to the boxing matches between both KSI and Logan, and Jake Paul vs Deji, the agency responsible were able to have the video blocked from being available worldwide, which was not to Klein’s liking:

“I didn’t even show footage [of the event], because I knew they were going to be dicks about it. The only thing I showed was a compilation of Jake Paul getting punched in the face, which by the way has intrinsic artistic value. So for them to block it, worldwide? You stupid assholes.

And here’s the best part. I disputed and said ‘hey, idiots, release the claim.’ And they can keep it down for 30 days. YouTube gives them 30 days to just sit on that, and keep it down. Like, the video should go up, if I dispute it. It’s crazy.”

Klein also pointed out a hypocrisy in the situation, as KSI himself is known for making reaction videos, in a similar vein to H3H3’s own content.

“They’re wilfully abusing the systems that YouTube has put in place, and it’s just so lame. Especially KSI because he does reaction videos, he relies on other people’s content. The Paul brothers you can’t expect anything from them ever.
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It’s just so frustrating, because I didn’t even show the footage. I literally, explicitly avoided showing the footage, because I wanted to avoid this. And now, 30 days and I can do nothing, it’s just so f’d up. So, fuck these guys.”

Klein has had more than his fair share of run ins with YouTube and it’s loophole prone policy around copyright issues, and perhaps given his following he will be able to have the strike removed before the 30 day period.

Neither YouTube nor KSI or Logan Paul’s representation have commented on the matter at the time of writing.

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Neymar and AOC become fastest-growing streamers on Twitch

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:26

by Joe Craven

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PSG star Neymar and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have skyrocketed to the top of the streaming platform’s list of fastest-growing streamers for October.

Typically, the fastest-growing channels on Twitch are the biggest names like Ninja, shroud and summit1g. While those broadcasters do feature lower down on this list, there are a number of surprises this October.

Ninja, according to TwitchMetrics, is the eighth fastest-growing streamer, accumulating over 336,000 new followers in the last 30 days. However, he is quite simply blown out of the water when looking at the top two, who’ve experienced growth at nearly double the rate.

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You’d be forgiven for expecting Ninja to be at the top of the list.

Neymar and AOC take over Twitch

Second on the list is AOC, the US Congresswoman who broke records with her Among Us stream alongside Pokimane, Dr Lupo and more. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

Her Twitch channel, which was made for the aforementioned Among Us stream, has gained over 673,000 followers. Upwards of half a million of those came on the night of her record-breaking stream.

However, just pipping AOC to the top spot is Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has taken to streaming video games, mostly Valve’s CS:GO.

It looks like a lot of his fans from football have followed him to Twitch, as he gained over 677,000 followers in the past month, making him the fastest growing Twitch channel in the world.

Fastest Growing streamers from TwitchMetrics
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The top two are some way ahead of the following pack.

Loud.gg dominate the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers

Away from the top two is the incredible growth of a number of streamers from Loud.gg. The Brazilian organization is represented in the top 20 by 10 of its streamers – including coringa, thurzin, babi and Mii in the top 10.

While they all variety stream and try their hands at different games, Garenga Free Fire has dominated the agenda for most of them. The mobile battle royale has risen in popularity exponentially, becoming 2019’s most downloaded mobile title.

Loud.gg streamers on Twitch's fastest growing streamers
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Loud.gg streamers represent over half of the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers.

Another notable inclusion is SouljaBoy, with the US rapper gaining 350,000 followers and sitting in 7th position.

It just goes to show the popularity of video games, and the appeal of watching your favorite celebrities gaming, whatever their full-time profession. We’re sure next month’s list will feature just as many surprises.