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KEEMSTAR Gets Top Twitch Streamers Unbanned After Interscope Records “Accidentally” Copyright Striked for Music

Published: 23/Jun/2018 13:17 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:22

by Calum Patterson


A number of top Twitch streamers woke up on Friday June 22nd to discover their channels had been banned for 24 hours, after DMCA strikes were imposed for music playing during live streams.

Streamers included Felix “xQc” Lengyel, TSM’s Daequan, KittyPlays, Castro1021, pokelawls, Avxry and League of Legends player for Cloud 9 ‘Sneaky’ to name few.

It became clear that these were strikes imposed for playing music on stream, with rumors claiming it was songs from the artist “JuiceWRLD”, although it is unclear exactly if the strikes were limited to this one artist or multiple.

Due to the ongoing Friday Fortnite tournament, host and organizer Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem was determined to have all participants unbanned and able to stream, and so took it upon himself to pursue the situation.

Due to Daequan and Avxry both taking part in the Friday Fortnite tournament on June 22nd, KEEMSTAR posted on Twitter shortly before the start of the event saying he had spoken to record label Interscope.

KEEMSTAR explains that it was an automated system that had striked the channels, similarly to how it might strike a YouTube video or Soundcloud track that features copyrighted content.

JuiceWRLD is signed to Interscope, so it would make sense that he was one of the artists which had perhaps been picked up by the automated system.

Although it is technically not permitted to play copyrighted music, or even cover copyrighted songs, without permission from the copyright holder on Twitch, it is a rule very rarely enforced.

Twitch has its own large library of music which is permitted to be played on stream, which you can find at

KEEMSTAR however sent a direct message to Twitch, saying a direct line for appeals is needed, especially when large tournaments such as Friday Fortnite rely on Twitch streams.

As of now, it looks like all the streamers who were subject to a ban now have their channels reinstated, with some thanking KEEMSTAR directly for intervening.


$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

fake pokemon card booster box
Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.