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JakeNBake snaps at viewers spreading “wannabe facts” about coronavirus

Published: 17/Mar/2020 22:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer ‘JakeNBake’ was trying to enjoy his last day in Tokyo before flying to LA, but snapped after his chat continued to lecture him about wearing a mask in public.

While walking around the streets of Tokyo and meeting with some friends, Jake’s chat was constantly flooded by comments such as “the masks are meant to protect others from you” and “those masks literally only prevent the spread from infected to others not you from them.”

As Jake was trying to socialize, he ended up focusing in on some members of his chat instead of ignoring them.

“You’re a f**king idiot, dude!” he screamed. “Doctors wear masks to protect themselves from patients that are sick. What are you talking about? Your logic is that all doctors are already infected with something and they won’t get other people sick.”

According to the streamer, the only reason his chat was saying masks won’t help against coronavirus is because the Surgeon General of the United States said not to buy them to save masks for the professionals.

“Of course they f**king help!” Jake claimed.

While it’s true that the Surgeon General told people to stop buying masks, he also said that they were “NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.”

“If healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!” Dr. Jerome Adams said back in February. Additionally, the WHO has advised people not to wear masks as there is no evidence they protect people who are not sick. They recommend people should only wear one if they are sick themselves or taking care of someone suspected of being ill.

Nonetheless, JakeNBake walked away from his group before absolutely letting loose on his chat in a series of vulgarities.

“You uninformed dumbass motherf**kers!” he began. “Listen to me! I’ve been in the f**king heat of the moment for this sh*t for three f**king months. I’ve done my f**king research; I understand this, dude. I understand the risk I’m taking and I’m trying to balance this sh*t out and enjoy my last day in Japan.”

He added: “You’re coming here and talking about bullsh*t about the stupid ass virus we all hate. Get the f**k out of my channel, dude. Stop coming here spreading your dumbass wannabe facts that you read on a Twitter article on The Guardian dot net. I don’t give a sh*t!” he raged.

Jake then proceeded to tell those viewers they don’t know what they’re talking about. “I get this isn’t going to save me!” he said, pointing to his mask. “I’m trying my best, dude. I’m trying my best to balance out life, enjoy the stream and have fun.”

That all said, it’s likely that the stress of leaving Japan pushed the streamer over the edge. Taking to Twitter the day after, Jake wrote that he didn’t believe leaving would hit him so hard and that he loves his Tokyo friends.

Hopefully, the situation will get under control soon and things will return to normal for everyone affected by the virus.

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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “JakeNBake” 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.
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JakeNBake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is JakeNBake. 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.

JakeNBake 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.’

JakeNBake 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 JakeNBake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned Abramson 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?”

Abramson, 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.

JakeNBake also plans to counter-claim, but admitted he was “scared.”

“My fear is if I counter-claim this, and some computer in China turns around at me and just goes ‘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.