Twitch streamers hit out at Bazzi over DMCA strikes for year-old clips - Dexerto
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Twitch streamers hit out at Bazzi over DMCA strikes for year-old clips

Published: 25/Sep/2019 9:39 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 12:35

by Calum Patterson

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Two popular Twitch streamers have been handed DMCA strikes for playing a song by Bazzi over a year ago on their channels, prompting backlash from fans.

DMCA strikes are notifications of copyright infringement, issued when a user on a website allegedly posts or shares copyrighted material, typically music.

The site hosting that material, in this case Twitch, is effectively obligated to remove the infringing material, or risk facing further legal challenges for copyright infringement.

For Twitch specifically, this has become somewhat of a grey area, as streamers often play copyrighted music on live broadcasts with no repercussions, but record labels are still within their rights to file a DMCA takedown notification.

On September 24, two streamers, Lurn and AngelsKimi, who both have over 200,000 followers on the platform, posted about their DMCA strikes on Twitter, with both coincidentally having played music from the same artist, Bazzi.

Lurn said “just got my second DMCA for a clip that’s a year old. Fuck yeah,” before directing her comment directly at the artist, saying “that’s actually so fucked.”

AngelsKimi explained that the record label had indeed filed the copyright claims, also showing her own DMCA strike notification from Twitch.

Neither streamer has been banned, with the content simply removed from the channel, but both will have received a strike against their channel.

After a third strike, Twitch would typically suspend the account indefinitely, which for streamers who make their living from their channel could mean the end of their livelihood.

Confusion around these strikes particularly comes from the fact that the infringing material was played on streams in September and October of 2018.

It means that even if streamers are warier now, and ensure they avoid playing any copyrighted material, they could still be given a strike for an incident months, or even years, in the past.

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TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”

 

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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.