YouTube’s biggest creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, is going after one of Twitch’s most popular streamers – Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who allegedly claimed the video of a smaller YouTuber on the grounds of copyright infringement.
PewDiePie discussed the issue in a video on January 11, where he noted that Pokimane had seemingly claimed the video of a YouTuber by the name of ‘Bowblax’ for using clips from her Twitter spat with KEEMSTAR in November 2018.
Pewds went on to note that YouTube’s algorithm may have boosted the video’s reach, ultimately escalating their Twitter beef – which PewDiePie speculated may have been the underlying reason for Pokimane’s strike.
“I can understand why you want to take down this video, because this selected thing blows up and becomes even bigger… but the problem here… is that you’re just drawing more attention to it,” PewDiePie said of the debacle. “The more you try to hide something, the more people are going to find out about it.”
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PewDiePie likewise called out other popular streamers for their use of his own content, pointing out that gaming streamer ‘Shroud’ watched one of his videos during a live stream without adding any commentary.
“Hey, Shroud, hit subscribe, god dammit!” Pewds joked of the situation, noting that Shroud hadn’t subscribed to his channel after using his video in the broadcast.
Pokimane herself has vehemently denounced creators for using her content in their videos, as shown by YouTuber ‘Memology’ in his video discussing the ‘Bowblax’ copy strike on December 22, 2018.