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PewDiePie ‘annoyed’ by bizarre YouTube copyright claim on Steve Irwin tribute

Published: 6/Mar/2019 11:53 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 12:08

by Calum Patterson


Even the most subscribed YouTuber, Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg is not above the nuisances of the often faulty copyright system on the platform, after a section of his video commemorating Steve Irwin was claimed.

As part of a near 17 minute video, Kjellberg played a small segment of footage from one of ‘crocodile hunter’ Steve Irwin’s TV shows, as he responded to controversy caused by PETA’s criticism of the beloved animal conservationist.

PETA received widespread backlash after claiming Steve Irwin died while “harassing” a sting ray, and PewDiePie was reviewing the many memes which had cropped up in response to PETA’s statements.

In a now removed section of the video, one of the memes was from an Instagram post, and used a section of Steve Irwin’s show, the rights of which apparently belong to Nine Entertainment Co.

On March 6, PewDiePie was surprised to find that because of this short clip, on around 30 seconds of the entire 17 minute video, Nine Entertainment had claimed the monetization for the upload.

Although it’s somewhat legally ambiguous, PewDiePie’s inclusion of the footage would almost certainly be covered under fair use, given the video was transformative and was paired with his commentary and reaction.

It appears this segment of the video has now been entirely removed, and the video shortened. Only a matter of hours from his first Tweet, PewDiePie confirmed that the claim had been removed.

It’s yet another example of the copyright system on YouTube going awry, an issue PewDiePie himself has been vocal about in his other videos.

Although on this occasion it was cleared up within a matter of hours, PewDiePie’s large following and influence on the platform was likely a factor, and other, smaller creators may not have had such an issue resolved so quickly.


Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary


Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.