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The most gifted streamer on Twitch got mistakenly banned for 5 days, and he responded by dressing as a clown and pretending to be a Twitch staffer

On November 15, the streamer tweeted that he had gotten banned from Twitch, his primary platform, for livestreaming at a restaurant. PayMoneyWubby says he had received permission from the restaurant’s management to do so, but Twitch issued a 14-day suspension on his channel for “invading the privacy of others,” according to a screenshot of an email PayMoneyWubby tweeted out. – Kat Tenbarge, Tech Insider » https://ift.tt/2sbVcPX [photo: PaymoneyWubby/Twitch]

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‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization

In common with many YouTubers, Matt didn’t want any copyright issues on his channel. So, to play things safely, he obtained the track ‘Dreams‘ by Joakim Karud from YouTube’s very own audio library for use in his intro. Unfortunately, this strategy of obtaining supposedly risk-free music from a legitimate source still managed to backfire. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2NYyROk

YouTube Changes Renew Calls For YouTubers To Unionize

Organized by Jörg Sprave, a German YouTuber with over 2.3 million subscribers, FairTube describes itself as “a campaign to get more fairness and transparency for all YouTube Creators” and has support from IG Metall, the largest trade union in the EU. Recently, FairTube and IG Metall claimed they had organized a meeting with YouTube, only for that meeting to fall through because, Sprave said, YouTube told him he had his own contact at the company. (YouTubers generally have specific contacts they’re supposed to reach out to within the company to address specific grievances.) Today, FairTube kicked off a mass letter writing action in response to this. – Nathan Grayson, Kotaku » http://gizmo.do/FG8tye7

YouTubers expose how keywords like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ lead to demonetization

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In a new video titled “YouTube’s Biggest Lie,” vloggers Nerd City, in collaboration with Sealow and YouTube Analyzed, tested out more than 15,000 keywords and phrases to see what would get a video demonetized. Changing the word gay or lesbian to “happy,” for instance, made the video ad-friendly. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2ncRkvT [photo:Nerd City/YouTube]

On Twitch, women who stream say their biggest obstacle is harassment

Although harassment of women isn’t exclusively a Twitch problem, Quqco is just one of scores of women on the site who say they face regular harassment simply for their gender. At TwitchCon, NBC News spoke with a dozen women who said they had experienced harassment on the platform. A majority of those interviewed asked that their real names not be used, citing fears for their safety. – Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2oibSmJ [photo:Quqco]

YouTube changed its mind, you can keep your verification badge

After quite the backlash from creators, YouTube is now backtracking on some of these decisions. No longer will creators be forced to appeal to have their badge restored. Instead, channels that have already been verified will get to keep their badge. However, YouTube will continue to review channels to ensure authenticity. – Jason England, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2l4Fhj9 [photo:YouTube]

YouTube’s Strengthened Verification Criteria to Strip Some Creators of Status

Beginning in late October, YouTube will prioritize verifying “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” That includes ensuring that the channel belongs to the real person or company that it claims to represent, and looking at whether the channel represents a highly searched or widely recognized person or company. (Previously, a channel with more than 100,000 subscribers was automatically verified.) Channels that meet YouTube’s requirements will not need to apply for verification. – Patrick Shanley & Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/HSzuaT [photo:YouTube]

When two big streamers ditched Twitch, Fortnite suffered too

According to the metrics site Twitch Tracker, Fortnite dropped from pole position, where it had been holding steady for months, and has lately been hovering somewhere around third or fourth. Right now, in the early afternoon on a Tuesday, the top three games on Twitch are World of Warcraft: Classic, League of Legends, and Just Chatting (a category that generally features people talking to their viewers directly). – Bijan Stephen, The Verge » https://ift.tt/32JrEWE

Twitch streamer suspended for Chun-Li cosplay

Twitch has temporarily suspended the account of streamer Quqco for violating its guidelines on “sexually suggestive content or activities.” The suspension arose following a weekend stream during which she was cosplaying as Street Fighter stalwart Chun-Li. As noted by Kotaku (and known by even casual Street Fighter fans), the outfit includes a thigh-high slit. But Quqco told the site that she “bought one size up to ensure that the slit wasn’t too high.” – Andy Chalk, PC Gamer » https://ift.tt/2LUvaab
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