Streamer under fire for driving with no hands during Twitch broadcast - Dexerto

Streamer under fire for driving with no hands during Twitch broadcast

Published: 1/Dec/2019 1:16 Updated: 1/Dec/2019 1:23

by Bill Cooney


Twitch streamer “RipRoyce” came under fire over Thanksgiving week after a clip of her texting while driving with no hands on the wheel started to make the rounds online.

Driving while streaming is allowed on Twitch, but streamers have to stay safe and ensure they don’t become distracted by things like their chat.

Still, the potential to be banned hasn’t stopped some streamers, like Just Chatting streamer RipRoyce, from testing their luck both on the road and with the platform.

In the clip, the streamer appears to be driving down the street with both hands on her phone, instead of on the steering wheel.

For most of the video, she’s glued to her phone typing away, only looking up a couple of times to make sure she isn’t headed straight into another car.

Luckily for her (and everyone on the road around her), the clip ends with her apparently putting her phone down and focusing on driving – for the time being at least.

At the time of writing, RipRoyce’s Twitch channel is still online, but VODs of the incident have been deleted.

The Twitch community guidelines, as we said before, actually address the act of streaming while driving. Live streams from within vehicles are indeed allowed – but interacting with Twitch chat or being distracted while doing so is labeled as ‘self-destructive behavior.’

“Any activity that may endanger your life or lead to your physical harm is prohibited,” the guidelines read. “This includes dangerous or distracted driving.”

A week of Twitch driving fails

RipRoyce wasn’t the only Twitch streamer to make some questionable decisions while driving during the last week, but at least she didn’t come into contact with a pedestrian, like in the case of IRL streamer “daniellippens”.

As he was driving down a narrow street, a bicyclist came into contact with the streamer’s car off-screen – but luckily, no one was injured.

Neither streamer has received disciplinary action from Twitch as far as Dexerto can tell at the time of writing, but both episodes might be good wake-up call for them.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


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.
YouTube: PewDiePie
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.