PewDiePie Finally Responds to Twitch Streamer Alinity Over Copyright Strike Scandal - Dexerto
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PewDiePie Finally Responds to Twitch Streamer Alinity Over Copyright Strike Scandal

Published: 20/May/2018 15:54 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Calum Patterson

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The on going feud between the most subscriber YouTuber, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg and Twitch streamer Alinity may finally be settled, after PewDiePie addressed the situation.

The dispute began after a video in which PewDiePie labelled Alinity and some other female streamers ‘Twitch thots’, which when Alinity saw she threatened to “copy strike” the video.

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What Alinity was alluding to was filing a copyright claim on the video, as it featured her content, and thus make revenue from it.

It turned out this was a process Alinity was involved in frequently, through an agency called CollabDRM, who would file these claims on her behalf.

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Alinity even bragged of the money she would receive from these claims, amounting to “$700 last month”. Of course, many of these claims are not legitimate, and are making claims on videos protected under fair use.

YouTube creators are permitted to include content from others, provided it is ‘transformative’, meaning they provide commentary, criticism, review or reaction to the content.

Alinity was heavily criticized for her open engagement in these copyright claims, some of which targeted small channels unable to fight the claim effectively.

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PewDiePie was relatively quiet on the issue for a few days, but has now made a video addressing the incident.

I very jokingly said out randomly in the video ‘stupid Twitch thots’.

My intention is never to upset people with my videos, and I thought it was easier to just cut her out. But, before we were able to do that, the video did in fact get copy ‘striked’.

The day after, she made a follow up to this, where she sort of boasted: ‘Yeh, it was me guys.’ […] Alinity admits publicly to abusing copyright law, basically an illegal act that could hold up in a court of law. My videos are 100% protected by fair use.

She didn’t like what I said, so she wanted to take down my video – or at least claim the ‘good money’ for it.

PewDiePie goes on to criticize Alinity’s statement, which she later deleted, which explained she felt PewDiePie was objectifying women to his young audience. PewDiePie highlights the irony in this claim.

He also specifically targets CollabDRM, the agency working to claim Alinity’s content, saying that they ‘abuse’ their power.

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You can watch PewDiePie’s full video below.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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