Popular YouTube channel ‘Jameskii’ held for ransom by copyright claims - Dexerto

Popular YouTube channel ‘Jameskii’ held for ransom by copyright claims

Published: 5/Jan/2019 20:04 Updated: 5/Jan/2019 20:09

by Virginia Glaze


Popular gaming YouTuber James ‘Jameskii’ Swire has found himself backed into a corner, after a copyright company demanded monetary compensation in exchange for releasing multiple strikes against his channel.

Jameskii addressed the issue in a video on January 4, after Tweeting about the incident in a post the day prior. According to the YouTuber, Digital Rights Management company CollabDRM has been “holding his channel hostage” with four copyright claims in a half-month period – and are even asking for money to remove the strikes in question.

Jameskii claimed that the incident began after CollabDRM struck a single video with four separate copyright claims, giving vague details as to their reasoning for the strikes. Thanks to independent research, Jameskii speculated that YouTuber Rebecca Zamolo was responsible for the claim, due to his using one of her ‘Tik Tok’ clips in a reaction video.

In addition, Jameskii claimed that the company hoped to extort money for him in exchange for removal of the strikes in question – which have now risen to five strikes in total.

“Co-founder of Collab is assuring me that ‘your channel is in no real danger,’ offering me to either pay them or let them continue using the claim tool without giving any specifics in the claims,” he wrote in a Tweet on January 4.

CollabDRM’s Twitter account has since gone dark as of January 3, with their website reportedly even going offline (although it is now available as of January 5). 

The company has yet to make a public response to Jameskii’s complaints.


Jake Paul KO’s Nate Robinson in just two rounds: recap

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 4:32

by Connor Bennett


After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson finally stepped into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup, but Jake Paul dominated and wrapped it up early.

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight was a little different. He fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout, and it was a dominant performance.

Jake Paul done with YouTube
Jake Paul/Instagram
Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

Jake Paul dominates Nate Robinson, Round 2 KO

Nate Robinson looked anxious right out of the gate, but it didn’t stop him from having an energetic start. He came in with his fists flying and tried to assert his dominance early on, although he looked a little clumsy at times.

Still, it wasn’t long before Jake Paul’s superior experience and skillset started to show. He dished out a series of calculated strikes and hugs to stop Nate in his tracks. It totally slowed down the momentum and even reversed it.

From that point onwards, Jake Paul was never in doubt. He downed Nate Robinson towards the end of the first round, but the former NBA star managed to get back on his feet and stay in the fight.

However, it didn’t last much longer. Jake Paul continued to dominate in the second round and sent Nate crashing down once again. He managed to get up one last time, but Jake Paul absolutely flattened him with an impressively powerful punch to knock him out and seal the deal.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else was in action on the card, it wasn’t full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack was in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr was an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

All in all, it was an impressive performance by Jake Paul. Of course, he was widely expected to win since he’s been in the game for longer than Nate Robinson.

Still, he moved and punched like a true professional, and has already set his sights on what’s next.