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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

You can watch PewDiePie’s full video below.


KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos


It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.