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Twitch apologizes to streamer Boneclinks after being mistakenly banned

Published: 23/Nov/2019 18:37

by Daniel Cleary


Streamer Boneclinks has hit out at Twitch after being mistakenly banned from the livestreaming platform without reason.

There have been many cases where streamers on Twitch claim that they have been mistakenly banned from broadcasting such as League of Legends star TFBlade’s incident which quickly was eventually reversed after being deemed a mistake.

Unfortunately for one streamer, Boneclinks, he found himself among that group and was mistakenly suspended from the Amazon-owned platform, being unable to broadcast on his channel for five days.

PaymoneyWubby , TwitchAnother popular streamer PaymoneyWubby also hit out at Twitch, claiming his ban was mistaken.

Boneclinks was only just getting back into streaming after coming off a ban that was reversed the previous week when he found that his channel was suspended again.

The streamer revealed that he had not received any emails from Twitch’s moderation team when he was realized he was banned, and claimed that he was punished without even receiving a reason why. “Welp I’m banned again and received no email why at all. This is getting frustrating…”

Boneclinks later revealed that he had also been issuing support tickets in regards to his suspension, but had not received a response on that front either.

After the ban had been lifted on November 23, the streamer explained that he finally received an email from Twitch, expressing they were sorry for banning him and that his suspension was due to a mistake on the part of their moderation team.

Boneclinks hit out at Twitch, confirming that he shouldn’t have been banned and that it had lost him almost a week’s worth of revenue and channel growth for their mistake.

One of his fellow streamers, PaymoneyWubby has also experienced similar treatment and even mocked the livestreaming platform for some of their decisions when it comes to issuing bans to their users.

Richard Lewis is another who has been vocal about the inconsistent bans that Twitch staff have issued, comparing what the likes of what Alinity has done compared to other streamers on the site, during Trainwrecks podcast.

Another streamer named Viperous also received a ban from Twitch after staff had mistakenly assumed that she used racial slurs during her stream and was later issued an apology.


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.