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Streamer says Twitch gave him DMCA strike for a song he didn’t even play

Published: 26/Nov/2019 19:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Masayoshi called out the platform on Twitter after receiving a DMCA strike for a song he says he didn’t even play.

DMCA strikes are notifications of copyright infringement that are issued when user posts or shares copyrighted content such as music. Twitch users are no strangers to getting these strikes, but typically when the content matches the supposedly copyrighted material.

On November 23, the streamer posted that he “got trolled” by what he believed to be a fake DMCA strike email by Twitch. However, as it turned out, the email was genuine.

“I’ve received a DMCA Strike for a song I didn’t even play,” Masayoshi tweeted and provided a screenshot of the Twitch message.

The Twitch email linked to a clip of Masayoshi attempting to juggle while traditional circus music plays in the background.

According to Twitch, the copyrighted work in question was a song called “Harden” by Lil Uzi Vert, with the copyright claimant being Joseph Wisner from GrayZone, Inc. GrayZone is an anti-piracy company. According to their website, they specialize “in high-tech Internet investigations involving bootleg, counterfeit, and pirated product.”

If the link in the email is accurate, then Masayoshi certainly has a reason to feel upset as he doesn’t listen to the song Twitch accused him of playing on stream.

As for the copyrighted song, according to Genius.com, it is an unreleased collaboration between Lil Uzi Vert and Wheezy that was teased in 2017. Eventually, the song was leaked online in May of 2019.

It’s unclear why the streamer got a copyright strike for playing circus music, but the situation is undoubtedly bizarre, but hopefully, the situation gets resolved.

Dexerto has reached out to Masayoshi for comment.

Twitter/ItzMasayoshiDoes circus music sound like hip-hop?

The 22-year-old has been doing fairly well for himself on the platform since joining the site in 2013. In that time, he has amassed over 40,000 followers and normally plays League of Legends.

According to TwitchMetrics, his is the 53rd most-watched English League of Legends channel on the platform.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.