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KSI vs Logan Paul Boxing Fight Will be a Pay-Per-View Event on YouTube

Published: 18/Jul/2018 21:29 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson

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The much anticipated boxing fight between KSI and Logan Paul, as well as ComedyGamer vs Jake Paul is set to be streamed on YouTube – but it will cost $8 (£6) to watch, using a Pay-Per-View (PPV) model.

The first ever YouTube boxing fight, between KSI and Joe Weller was live streamed on YouTube for free, and peaked at well over one million concurrent viewers, and it was expected to smash that figure this time around.

However, if they want to do so they will need to hope fans are willing to cough up the cash to get access to the official streams, which will be broadcast on the fighters’ respective channels.

Between them the four YouTubers have over 70 million subscribers across their channels, but the majority of their content is completely free to watch, so it will be a test if they can convince viewers to pay for this event.

The main issue this causes is it increased the likelihood of ‘illegal’ streams, where users will rebroadcast the stream on other hosting sites, stealing away viewers and revenue from the official channels.

Despite the event being hyped up as the biggest event in YouTube history, having the content behind a paywall will certainly put some viewers off, either prompting them to watch an unofficial stream, or not watch at all.

KSI first broke the news that it would be PPV by tweeting a link to the official stream following the UK press conference on July 18th. The link requires payment to access the video, with the message ‘This live event is available pay-per-view.’

In addition to the livestream for the event, fans can also attend in person at the Manchester Arena, with tickets starting at around £30, and going all the way up to over £500 ($650) for the VIP package.

Fans quickly noticed that they would also have to pay to watch even from the comfort of their own home, and many were less than happy about the paywall.

Some fans have already stated their intention to watch via unofficial streams, and some even suggested they themselves would re-stream the fight.

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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 2:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. 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.

Jake’n’Bake 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.’

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

Jake’n’Bake, 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.

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

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘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.