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MxR Plays “happy” with resolution reached after Jukin Media exploitation

Published: 18/Jan/2020 20:23

by Virginia Glaze

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After being hit with a $3,000 bill for reacting to memes and clips purportedly owned by Jukin Media, YouTube duo “MxR Plays” have apparently reached an agreement with the company.

MxR Plays went viral after Tweeting out a bill owed to Jukin Media, an entertainment licensing group that charged them $3,000 for using a “single meme” in one of their ever-popular reaction videos.

Fearful that Jukin would strike down their channel due to copyright infringement, the YouTubers turned to social media for help, begging fans, viewers, and other content creators for advice in dealing with what they called “extortion” from the company.

Now, it seems that the parties involved have come to an agreement, as revealed by the duo in a video uploaded on January 16.

According to MxR Plays, both they and Jukin came to a resolution that they were “happy” with, although they couldn’t lay out the exact terms of their settlement publicly.

“They actually welcomed negotiation,” MxR claimed. “Which is a great thing, because we’re willing to work together. We had a talk and came to a resolution I’m very happy with, Jeanie is very happy with, Jukin is very happy with. I think, in the end, it all worked out.”

While the two claimed they’d be able to make videos going forward “how we want them” and “not have to worry,” they likewise spoke out against angry viewers who allegedly doxxed the personal information of Jukin employees in retaliation to their highly-publicized feud.

“Originally, what they did was unfair, but the part where people were getting doxxed… personal, private information of employees and the executive board of that company were being released,” Jeanie explained. “That part, we did not like, and were scared.”

Mxr Plays and girlfriend Jeanie pose for a photo.
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YouTube duo MxR Plays have finally come to an agreement with Jukin Media, after being “extorted” by the company and threatened with losing their channel.

The couple went on to thank their fanbase for banding together in solidarity for their cause — one that has finally seen justice dealt in regards to YouTube’s oft-confusing copyright and Content ID systems that have plagued many content creators throughout the years.

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Mr Beast asks YouTubers to help make his own YouTube Rewind 2020

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:48

by Brent Koepp

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is calling on fellow content creators to help him make their own YouTube Rewind, following the Google-owned company’s recent cancellation of the yearly recap in November.

Love or hate it, YouTube Rewind has become a major part of the video platform. The annual recap happens every December and takes a look back at the entire year to highlight popular trends and content creators.

Unfortunately on November 12, the Google-owned company announced they were “taking a break” for 2020. Not letting it stand, the site’s rising star Mr Beast has announced he is making his own, and is asking for help.

Screenshot of popular YouTuber Mr Beast posing with fireworks.
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The popular YouTuber is going to make Rewind 2020.

Mr Beast rallies YouTubers to make their own 2020 Rewind

Rewind initially launched in 2010 as a simple list of the top 50 most popular videos. The recap has evolved over the last decade, and eventually became a major budget production featuring the platform’s biggest creators.

However in November, YouTube announced they were cancelling the event, stating, “2020 has been different. And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So we are taking a break from Rewind this year.”

Mr Beast reacted to the decision on Twitter, and said he would make his own. “Since YouTube isn’t making a rewind this year, I’m going to 🙂 If any other creators want to help just reply! I’m going to need it,” his November 17 tweets read.

Within minutes of posting, some of YouTube’s top creators replied to Donaldson’s tweet wanting to chip in to his Rewind 2020 project. Popular tech reviewer Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee offered his production assistance. “I volunteer to help production or literally whatever else can make this great,” he said.

Other Tech personalities also offered their help, from Linus Tech Tips to Austin Evans. Popular gaming personalities Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Barn and 100 Thieves The Mob star Classify also wanted to jump in on the community-created project.

Hilariously, Irish star Sean ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin gave advice to Mr Beast, and told him to make the video purposely bad.

“Pls make it cringey! I miss the good cringey rewinds,” he joked.

Given Mr Beast’s track record of continually one-upping his already insane videos, it will be interesting to see what he can come up with for Rewind 2020. With some of YouTube’s top tech reviewers offering their assistance, we could get something epic.

This isn’t the first time Donaldson has rallied to bring the community together. In April, he hosted a live stream where the platform’s biggest creators faced off for a Rock Paper Scissors competition for a $250k prize.