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Nerd City Destroys Jake Paul, Claims That Every One of His Videos Breaks the Law

Published: 2/Sep/2018 0:30 Updated: 2/Sep/2018 0:45

by Vincent Genova

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YouTuber Nerd City has issued an eviscerating take down of Jake Paul in his latest video.

Unlike most critics of Jake Paul, Nerd City went to another level in claiming that Paul’s videos are illegal.

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The United States and European Union passed laws that regulated how children could be advertised to and these laws are what NerdCity’s argument revolves around.

The [1990 Children’s Television Act] does several things that intended to stop scumbags like the Pauls from exploiting younger viewers. Shows may not include commercials for products related to the program or featuring characters from the program.

The CTA also stated that no more than 20% of a children’s program runtime can be advertisements.

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After establishing that Jake Paul targets children with his YouTube channel, using quotes from Paul himself, Nerd City analysed a recent Paul vlog to see if it follows the CTA.

Out of a 13:57 video, nearly seven minutes of that time is devoted to advertising products. 50%.

His advertising time is not the only law Paul breaks either, Nerd City dug up another one that is repeatedly ignored.

Another prohibited tactic that Jake employs is to tell kids to tell their parents what to buy, that’s called pester power, and it’s illegal under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive of the European Union.

Nerd City goes on to show a number of incidents that may not be illegal, but should not be in a channel targeted towards children.

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The actual Jake Paul merchandise was not spared either, as the video shows most of it comes from online clip art or is even stolen from actual clothing designers.

To watch Nerd City’s complete video, you can check it out below.

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

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It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

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“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

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“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

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Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?

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