Despite the severity of her last violation, Pokimane claims that her Twitch account is only banned for 48 hours. She’s previously ended channels for less.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys revealed in a statement that Twitch disabled her account for 48 hours owing to a significant DMCA violation. She will return tomorrow for a livestream. However, the Moroccan-Canadian has already spoken out against copyright infringements and used YouTube’s DMCA mechanism to shut down other YouTube channels.
Imane Anys broadcasted 30 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Twitch during a ten-hour Twitch webcast. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a ViacomCBS Networks intellectual property. Her feed was later pulled down in response to a copyright holder’s DMCA request, and Pokimane’s Twitch channel was subsequently banned.
DramaReport sources alleged that a DMCA violation of this calibre was significant and that Imane Anys could face a legal charge of up to 1.5 million US dollars. Additionally, the source stated that it is very unlikely that Pokimane will be allowed back on Twitch due to the severity of the infringement.
Small punishment for major violation.
“Pokimane is more than just a private citizen of Canada who unlawfully streamed content to thousands of admirers; she is a registered corporation with a large number of partners and sponsors that derive revenue from the illegal streaming platform,” the source claimed.
Adding: “In total, the plaintiff will receive $1.8 million in damages and will serve a maximum of five years in prison if found guilty. Pokimane will not be sentenced to prison time for her copyright violations, but we are confident that ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks will hold her liable for any damages she incurs as a result of her violations.”
confirmed 48 hour suspension!— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 8, 2022
see you guys monday morning for a 12 hour comeback stream 😎
While the accusations are true, Twitch Interactive has chosen not to retroactively enforce the regulations against one of its largest partners, opting instead to suspend Pokimane for forty-eight (48) hours; the smallest punishment enforceable by the platform.
To put it into context, persistent usage of the terms “simp” or “incel” on Twitch can result in a week-to-month-long suspension. Imane Anys violated international copyright laws many times during her ten hour broadcast, yet this DMCA copyright notice, according to our sources, will not stain her channel.
Pokimane is well-known for spending hours upon hours on her livestreams binge-watching copyrighted shows and YouTube videos, but this is the first time she has ever earned a strike for her discretions. This is also the first time she’s been banned/suspended on Twitch.
Pokimane is no stranger to applying DCMA on others. The 25-year-old influencer has “copy struck,” or filed hundreds of DMCA takedown requests on YouTube against creators who have utilised segments of her livestreams.
Star struck to copy struck.
A YouTuber known as Bowblax, received a copyright strikes on his channel for using a clip from one of Pokimane’s Twitter videos. YouTube issued a formal warning to Bowblax saying that another copyright violation would result in his account being permanently suspended.
Pokimane took use of YouTube’s DMCA mechanism on several times to get videos including footage from her livestreams removed off the site. While some larger YouTubers have been successful in convincing YouTube to reverse the strikes, some smaller YouTubers have not been so fortunate.
“Well, I’m so sorry that it takes you a lot of time to steal other people’s content,” she stated in response to one YouTuber. “I am so sorry… I’ll be taking down some of your videos.”
Pokimane filed a number of DMCA takedown requests, which resulted in the deactivation of the YouTuber’s channel as well as his AdSense account with Google.
YouTube news personality, host of Drama Alert, Daniel ‘Keemstar’ Keem accused Pokimane of “abusing the copyright system” in 2018.
Pokimane’s stream is primarily composed of her conversing with her viewers while she watches other people’s material. Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on Nickelodeon, was broadcast for a whole ten hours last stream. Twitch suspended her for only forty-eight (48) hours when ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks issued her a DMCA takedown notice.
She is well-known for “copy striking,” which is the act of utilising copyright to remove content off the internet, such as other people’s videos that included short excerpts from her livestreams. Surely, she feels that a violation as serious as hers warrants an equivalent or larger punishment than what she received thus far.
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks have yet to release a statement regarding Imane Anys’s copyright infringement.