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Twitch CEO fears for streamers after ‘vague’ Article 13 is passed

Published: 28/Mar/2019 10:10 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 10:25

by Marcus Banks


CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, believes that the new legislation in Europe could cause plenty of problems for streamers as its regulations are too messy.

The new copyright directive was passed on Tuesday, March 26, despite fierce opposition from content creators on various platforms. As a result, Article 13 will now make websites liable for copyright infringement from their users, which could drastically affect the way streamers are able to broadcast their content.

Shear has previously stated how that new directive could mean anything could now be deemed as copyright infringement if you cannot prove you own the rights, such as a poster in a background or a song playing while walking past a restaurant, which could lead to streams being taken down immediately.

Florian Mueller / TwitterArticle 13 has been heavily protested but was controversially passed on Tuesday.

Shear also revealed in an interview with Fortune that he is unsure just how much the law will affect streamers as the policies are aren’t structured properly.

“The legislation was drafted, in my opinion, quite poorly,” Shear said. “It’s totally unclear what we have to do to comply or not.”

He stated that Twitch does not run into as many issues with copyright as other platforms, with popular games such as Apex Legends using influencers to promote themselves.

However, given the uncertainty around the new directive, it is unknown whether this will be possible in the future.

It is unclear how Article 13 will affect streamers in the long-term.

Despite fears from the community, Shear insisted that he would do all he can to ensure that streams aren’t unfairly blocked or removed from platform due to copyright infringements.

“We’re going to be lobbying to make sure that” the law permits “fair use that enables people to experiment and try new things,” he said.

With the directive not going into effect until 2021, Twitch have some time to make the necessary changes to safeguard their platform.


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”