Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul is in hot water after promoting an alleged gambling and scam website to his audience in late December. Now, he’s facing further criticism, as other creators in the space accuse him of copyright striking their videos discussing his gambling fiasco.
Drama Alert’s Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem called out Paul in a Tweet on January 3, notifying the YouTuber that many smaller creators were seeing copyright strikes on their videos exposing him for the scandal.
“Yeah Jake Paul, bunch of smaller YouTubers are claiming you are false copyright claiming their vids,” KEEMSTAR wrote in a retweet of another post, which featured a screenshot of such a claim.
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) January 4, 2019
The screenshot in question revealed the claimant to be Jake Paul, himself, who had claimed the video due to a minute’s worth of “audiovisual content” used by YouTuber ‘Tipster Gaming' in a video criticizing Paul's actions.
Another YouTuber by the Twitter handle ‘GalaxyWavesTV’ reported a similar scenario, alleging that they had to remove the sensitive content and re-upload their video three times to avoid a strike.
This isn’t the first time Jake Paul has been accused of wanton copyright striking, either; the YouTuber was called out for reportedly stealing the content of Fortnite streamer ‘thatdenverguy,’ which he used in his ‘The Girlfriend Fortnite Distraction Challenge Pt. 2’ video on April 8, 2018.
After the streamer in question created a video calling out Paul for using his footage, Paul copy striked the upload, leaving a YouTuber by the name of ‘Spill’ to cover the story.