Ludwig banned from YouTube after signing an exclusivity deal

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“Obviously the DMCA is going to be more of a concern than I originally envisioned.”

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Streamer Ludwig has been banned from the platform for playing a few seconds of copyrighted music, three days after signing a deal with YouTube to stream exclusively.

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The streamer who made a name for himself in April when he streamed his life non-stop for more than two weeks was banned from streaming by YouTube. Ludwig, who primarily streams on Twitch, switched to YouTube Gaming on November 30, after signing an exclusivity deal.

However, on his third day of streaming, he accidentally played a few seconds of the copyrighted song baby shark Who saw his stream going down. Then he stopped streaming saying that he would be back the next day.

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After the ban, he uploaded a three-minute video explaining why the stream was down and what policy rules he had broken. He said that when he was scouring the website for “The 50 Greatest Videos of Classic YouTube”, he paused for a few seconds. baby shark The video has been viewed over nine billion times.

Ludwig said, “I am sure that the corporate overlords are the bosses”. baby shark There’s an iron fist on YouTube, and so they took me down. – Obviously, the DMCA is going to be a concern that I originally envisioned.”

Ludwig assumed that playing copyrighted music would yield a “classic rave share”, where he would split the monetization with the copyright owner. However, in baby shark’s case, his stream was immediately taken down.

He put the misconceptions to “growing pains”, sharing YouTube’s response with viewers saying he could re-stream the copyrighted music after it was taken down.

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In other news, Raven Software, developer of Call of Duty: Warzone, will fire more than a third of its QA department as the company restructures. The studio, owned by Activision Blizzard, is reportedly struggling amid allegations of abuse.

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