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they DONT have a case PERIOD. Since it STATES on their site that you can lets play and stream on youtube and elsewhere. If they go through with it… its a false DMCA because they have it on their WEBSITE of all places that players can upload on youtube and streaming sites. And if gaming on youtube goes you might as well shut the fucking place down because that is all it is currently good for besides making memes and political debates.
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… I don’t get your point. "Don’t have a case period", what, you want Jim to magically stop the DMCA claim? Mate, I think we all agree that the DMCA is bullshit, pretty sure Jim agrees too, what we’re talking about here is "we have to deal with it in a reasonable way", you can’t just magic it away.

Also, don’t forget: that company does have a statement that says "you can play this and make money out of it", but that’s not the case for most game companies. The Firewatch devs fucking jumpkicked a landmine no one wanted to touch, I’m pretty sure no one is saying they were right to do so.
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The video is disingenuous though. It attacks Jim because he said Pewdiepie fuck up… and he did, Pewdiepie admits it.

Jim Sterling is the one being disingenuous because he knows the DMCA is build on nothing but moral outrage.

This is no different from when he was false DMCA’d yet, act like this sets a president, especially after H3H3’s lawsuit win.
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But what does it have to do with Jim and the DMCA? The vid you linked is arguing that Jim doesn’t talk about the DMCA, which is a lie, so what is the actual point here. All Jim said was: "this DMCA can fuck up everything in youtube gaming", he never says he agrees with the devs, he never says he agrees with taking down Pewdiepie’s videos…
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because it’s a lie. They have no way of winning the case if Felix decided to counter-sue for the DMCA takedown. He’s trying to cause a witch hunt against Felix, by getting people angry at him. If I remember he also tried to insinuate he caused the addpocalypse which is beyond wrong, it was WSJ and their own crusade.

This is essentially the exact same president as his own. A dev didn’t like what he said and filed false DMCA’s to ruin him. And Honestly, this feels more like a forgotten dev trying to catch the spotlight and did it in the worst way possible.

The way they act is they just seem jealous of PewDiePie’s fame, they try to say everything bad that happened is somehow directly his fault. It’s just petty the way they’re acting. They made this so overblown.
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Except it will cause massive trouble

Remember the YouTube economic crisis ? Aka the adpocalypse ? That was indirectly cause by pewdiepie when he made poor people write "death to all Jews" on a sign
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So I just watched this video
and Sargon brings up an interesting point; This isn’t the first time he’s said the word, but for some reason, now the mainstream press cares.


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And you care about these "poor" people why? Plus for being poor, it’s odd they have access to the internet, money for a camera and equipment to make signs for people and are Paid to do so.
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It wasn’t the mainstream press that dragged him
In fact I don’t remember seeing any press report on this
It was netizens, shitposters and people who found his shit offensive who reported first, and then it spread like wildfire on social media as many many people found him offensive
And of course people would take notice it now, he has a much much bigger audience than before and much more impressionable ones at that

>they have access to the internet and a camera
Yeah, a lot of poor people do
And maybe there is something to be said that these people have to write shit on a sign for a living
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Several have done hit pieces on him
The Wall street journal
Kotaku
Gizmodo
The gaurdian
You must have a terrible memory.

And again, why do you care? Did you say earlier
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I never said I believed in human rights either

I’m against human rights

Also the UN, the totally not useless organization
Yeah they will be damn effective

And again as I said I don’t care for laws

Seems to me that’s a human rights and don’t care for laws? Are you saying you want LAWS

seems rather hypocritical of you.
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I remember, just that I don’t remember a press report on pewds saying the N word and even if they did, it was twitter users and basic netizens which spread the outrage

Also, by what I meant by not caring about laws, I mean the basis of morality for them or whether they determine right or wrong
Laws don’t determine right and wrong
Taking me out of context here
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Did you not see that TYT had made not one, but two videos?

Jim Sterling

Then there’s Washpo

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Kotaku

Gaurdian Which was even featured in the video earlier posted

And I’m not taking you out of context, I quoted your entire post. So it seems, you just brought them up to use them, and I’m calling your bluff.

But back on track, I do believe this is substantial enough that the MSM has gone after PewDiePie yet again.
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They gone after pewdiepie because they reported what he said

Yes how dare they report that the most influential YouTube alive has used racist slurs and could very well influence children as well
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You previously stated they didn’t.

And as mentioned earlier, most of the people complaining are white and are giving words power it shouldn’t hold.

Do you really think black people should be kept down by words?
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By that I meant the situation inwhich in paid people to hold up an anti Semitic sign

Also, no I don’t think black propel should be held down by words, but thats not how society works
It still very much is a racial slur whether you like it or not
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@Commune actually, reducing them to the level of schoolyard insults would probably work, it’s just that this one word in particular has so much from all quarters riding on it remaining ’the ultimate putdown.’
Even with the whole ’re-appropriation’ thing, you could see it getting special treatment, like when these white rappers started coming out they’re all like "whoa boy, you can’t use that, that’s our word!"
Barely anyone would’ve cared if he used "chink" or "wop" or "gook," or if he donned a rice hat and started changing all his Ls to Rs, since that’s been a characteristic of ’rough’ characters in fiction no matter where they landed politically.
both major camps have a bit of a sunk cost philosophy about its use, it’s an interesting phenomena all to itself.

@Commune More like it was just a convenient excuse for an organised assault on monetisation. And because the WSJ has alternate funding methods than just the news/magazine, they plucked the short straw in running it.
They were probably searching for an ’angle’ to ’deal with youtubers’ ever since the likes of Rebel and TYT came about.
WSJ wasn’t being SJW, they were being paid hitmen. Likely by a news org that wouldn’t survive the backlash.
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Welp, we’ll see what Pewdiepie does. As a flagship youtube, he’s got a lot of pressure… If he doesn’t fight it will become a sign for companies to take down more and more vids (sometimes out of political stances), if he does fight it and it goes to court there’s the chance he loses and could signify the end of "let’s plays". Though, chances are he wins in this case, since company gave express permission. Fucking idiot devs… Lose lose situation for them.

Though, seeing how youtube is shafting gaming channels by making everything non-monetizable, there’s a good chance gaming on YT just disappears all together, maybe move to a new site or become Twitch exclusive.
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It’s in his self interest to defend himself anyway, the only one who gets hurt really is the firewatch devs
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Is it really in his self interest to potentially be the guy that bankrupted Firewatch’s developers through legal fees?
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What does it mean?!?
But does one video that he already privated to respect the developers wishes outweigh the negative pr he would get if he becomes responsible for bankrupting Campo Santo?
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Then force Campo Santo to take back their DMCA. It wasn’t in their best interests to start this either.
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Big tech is falling out of political favor. This week, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith convincingly argued that the tides are turning against Google, Facebook and Amazon. The article, “There’s Blood in the Water in Silicon Valley,” is worth a read. As Ben points out, Steve Bannon is leading the charge from the right, calling for Google and Facebook to be regulated like public utilities. Bernie Sanders is helping to push the anti-tech charge from the left. Populists on both wings want to kneecap big tech.


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