Simply three days after Ludwig Ahgren left his huge Twitch following for YouTube, he was hit with what he thought was a suspension from the platform. In accordance with a report from Kotaku, Ahgren was taking part in different YouTube movies throughout his stream, when he landed on the infamously catchy Child Shark track. His stream was shut down shortly thereafter, giving his viewers — and himself — the impression that he was banned for violating YouTube’s copyright insurance policies.

Nevertheless, Ahgren wasn’t truly struck with a copyright strike or a suspension. “Ludwig wasn’t suspended,” Lauren Verrusio, the top of creator and shopper communications at YouTube advised The Verge. “Our Content ID tool picked up his playing of an unlicensed video while he was going live to fans.”

The entire incident was only a case of confusion. “If Ludwig were to have just stopped playing the copyrighted material, he could have continued the livestream just fine,” Verrusio defined. “But he wasn’t sure of what he was seeing on the backend and thought it was a suspension.”

Ludwig addressed the incident in a video on his secondary channel, during which he interprets the warning as a ban. “I’m pretty sure the corporate overlords who own Baby Shark have, like, an iron fist on YouTube, and so they took me down.” Verrusio notes that YouTube is in contact with Ahgren to clarify the platform’s copyright guidelines, and that Ludwig plans on going stay once more right this moment.

DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, has brought on points throughout all video sharing and livestreaming platforms, with creators getting movies unknowingly taken down and demonetized for having copyrighted materials. Earlier this yr, Twitch rolled out a device that makes it simpler to delete previous movies that comprise copyrighted music, and later issued a wave of copyright strikes in response to DMCA complaints. Like Twitch, YouTube additionally operates with a three-strike coverage — accrue three copyright violations and also you’re completely banned. To assist soften DMCA’s blow, YouTube began telling creators if their content material accommodates copyrighted materials earlier than their movies are posted.

As Ludwig will get acquainted together with his new streaming hub, his errors are more likely to go unnoticed. He presently has 2.19 million subscribers on YouTube, with extra sure to trickle in from what’s left of his fanbase on Twitch.


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