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PewDiePie explains the real problem with YouTube’s copyright system

Published: 9/Jan/2020 20:22

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg spoke out on YouTube’s divisive copyright “Content ID” system, after fellow creator “Mumbo Jumbo” received claims on all of his videos for music he owned.

Upon browsing the “a**holedesign” subreddit on January 9, Kjellberg came across a May 2019 Tweet from Mumbo Jumbo, who claimed that a company was striking all of his YouTube videos — despite him owning the rights to all the music used in his content.

“A company is systematically copyright claiming every video I have ever made, despite me owning the rights to all music used in them,” he wrote. “Please tell me I don’t have to manually dispute all 1800 claims. Please Retweet. YouTube, your system is broken.”

As a popular Minecraft YouTuber with over 4.9 million subscribers, this mass copyright striking was certainly an alarming blow to Jumbo’s business — but PewDiePie felt the issue wasn’t necessarily the fault of YouTube, itself.

While the striking happened due to a minor sample as part of his outro music, Pewds placed the blame on the music industry, noting that many copyright strikes come from massive companies in the business who choose to claim an entire video over a small selection of music.

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“It’s so moronic that it blows my mind,” the Swede said of the matter. “The problem here isn’t YouTube. The problem is the music industry. ‘What? You used two seconds of our clip? That’s mine! Mine!’ The whole YouTube video, which has nothing to do with it. It blows my f**king mind.”

Mumbo Jumbo isn’t the only YouTuber to have been hit due to such a small sample, by far.

In fact, YouTube philanthropist Mr Beast was struck in February 2019, after he and his squad merely sang the chorus of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

However, it’s not just the music industry sending out mass copyright claims — anime reaction YouTuber Suzy Lu was hit with a mass “bot” from TV network Tokyo TV in late December, which similarly affected a huge swath of her Naruto-related content.

In spite of the widespread complaints against YouTube’s Content ID system, it doesn’t look like the problems are going away anytime soon, as more and more YouTubers speak out on the huge companies’ ability to take down their videos all at once.

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Virtual streamer CodeMiko banned from Twitch for third time

Published: 19/Jan/2021 10:40 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 10:53

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time, leaving some fans asking if this is a permanent ban. 

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned, yet again. 

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

The ban came on January 19 after StreamerBans, who tracks all the different bans – temporary or permanent – on Twitch, tweeted that CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch. 

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only thing she’s posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban, so, she’ll probably be back at some point in the near future.