BANNED! Twitch Bans xQc for DMCA Infringement Reportedly for Watching Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/29/2021, 10:27 AM EDT


xQc just can’t seem to catch a break and finds himself in a position of controversy yet again. This time, probably because of streaming the Olympics, resulting in a possible violation of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policies. He has been banned from Twitch temporarily. At first, it wasn’t clear why he’d been banned on the platform for the fourth time. But a few people, along with Jake Lucky of Esports Talk, have concluded that it was probably because of streaming the Olympics.

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Why was xQc banned for streaming the Olympics?

In the US, NBC has broadcasting rights to the event. Streamers aren’t allowed to stream the content on a platform like Twitch. This is where the DMCA issue stems from. xQc wasn’t the only victim here. Apparently, many people streamed or uploaded Olympics-related content on social media platforms and received a temporary ban.

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xQc took to Twitter, following the ban, to express his feelings. His tweet, as expected, got a lot of attention.

 

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Live trackers serve the purpose of searching and finding those indulging in illegal activities in terms of content creation. When xQc streamed the Olympics, he technically indulged in illegal activity, and that is why he received a temporary ban.

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His tweet makes it apparent that he is indeed sorry for his actions. And he also goes on to say that he’ll be smarter next time, reassuring his fans that there won’t be a repeat of the same mistake.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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