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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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