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Shroud explains why he wouldn’t care if he got a Twitch ban

Published: 21/Nov/2020 14:59

by Georgina Smith

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Popular streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has shared his interesting take on big streamers getting banned, saying that he probably wouldn’t care if he were to be banned because “it doesn’t really do anything.”

Twitch streamer xQc was banned from Twitch for seven days after being accused of stream sniping in Twitch Rivals. He was also banned from Twitch Rivals events for six months and had to forfeit his GlitchCon prize money.

But this most recent ban has got people thinking about how bans operate on Twitch more broadly, considering whether they actually have the desired effect on larger streamers.

Shroud has said about xQc’s ban specifically that “I actually didn’t think he was going to get banned. A lot of people were saying it was blown out of proportion. I think it was the opposite.”

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xQc has become arguably the biggest name on Twitch in 2020.

But he also spoke about the effect of bans on huge streamers like Dr Disrespect, xQc and others, and claimed that a ban is actually not the worst thing in the world for big streamers.

“Getting banned doesn’t mean anything,” he began. “Dr Disrespect got banned for a month for streaming in a bathroom. He came back stronger than ever.”

He went on to explain that although he strives not to get banned, “if I did get banned, would I really care though? Probably not, because getting banned doesn’t really do anything. You take a little vacation, and you come back swinging.”

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“It’s weird how getting banned for a big streamer is a best case scenario, which basically makes zero sense,” he continued, before speaking on Twitch’s rules. “Twitch can’t really change the rules of how someone gets banned based off their top streamers, it’s not really fair. I’m just happy they’re keeping it consistent.”

It seems that the system intended to scold streamers actually ends up being better off for them, giving them a ‘vacation’ from streaming while knowing their follower base will be there waiting when they return.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.