Pokimane responds to PewDiePie’s accusations of ‘copystrike’ abuse

Published: 13/Jan/2019 12:48 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 12:51

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has responded following a series of videos, including one from PewDiePie himself, calling her out for allegedly falsely striking YouTube videos which use her content.

The controversy is around what is becoming known is being dubbed as ‘copystriking’, after fellow streamer Alinity claimed she would ‘copystrike’ PewDiePie simply because he used the term ‘thot’.

YouTube’s copyright claim system allows users to claim almost any video, and should their claim be illegitimate, only the claimant themselves can decide to release the it, with YouTube almost never intervening in matters of copyright disputes.

The perceived increase in the number of videos being falsely claimed prompted PewDiePie, the most subscribed channel on the platform with over 80 million subs, to make a video entitled ‘STOP DOING THIS’.

In the video, he calls out Pokimane by name, after the streamer ‘striked’ a video which was a reupload of a Twitter argument between herself and Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR. PewDiePie sympathized with Pokimane to an extent, as the video had received a high view count and was bringing more exposure to a small issue.

As Pokimane states in her response: “The reupload of the Twitter beef, wasn’t transformative content, so I was able to get it taken down through my MCN. But, PewDie was in the right – trying to hide all that drama, only ended up bringing more attention to it.”

Pokimane also responds to a second video from YouTuber ‘Fainted’, titled “The Dark Side of Pokimane”, in which Fainted points to when she had said on stream that she planned to take down videos from a Twitch clip compilation channel, because they included her.

“In those specific scenarios I will take down videos – when it’s a straight reupload of my stream, and when it’s like a gross and misleading title,” Pokimane explained. “That was an entirely different situation, where I was well within my right to take down his content, but I shouldn’t have had that conversation on stream.”

The response to Pokimane’s apology and explanation has been generally positive and understanding, however some feel that she dodged certain accusations, including reacting to others’ content herself while live streaming on Twitch, essentially using other creators’ content.


Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”


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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.