XQC HITS BACK AT OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WITH COUNTER-CLAIM OVER TWITCH DMCA BAN
xQc was banned from Twitch for the fourth time in his career after broadcasting bits and pieces of the Tokyo Olympics on his channel.
xQc revealed that he plans to fight back against the copyright claimant by filing his own DMCA counter-claim to have the strike dismissed.
Normally, DMCA strikes don’t get you banned but because it was a live strike, they banned me.
He explained that while DMCA-related bans normally last 24 hours, this suspension dragged on for two days, which raised some red flags for the streamer.
But then I looked at it, and I talked to my team, and was like ‘Can you do anything about this?’ because two days sounds like a crazy amount of time to be banned for this.
Lengyel shared his rationale behind fighting the strike: “This is transformative content, this is fair use, and this is not what you guys claim it is.”
It remains to be seen just how xQc’s counter-claim will play out if it does, in fact, move forward.