Popular Streamers Pokimane And Disguised Toast React… To Getting Banned On Twitch

Turns out that even the most popular streamers aren’t free from the DMCA strike ban hammer. In the past week, two high profile Twitch streamers–Pokimane and Disguised Toast–have received Twitch bans following both streaming popular animated series on their channels. While the reason for these bans has not been officially confirmed by the streaming platform, all signs point to both instances revolving around copyright infringement–and both streamers have some thoughts.

Luckily for Imane “Pokiman” Anys, who received her ban Friday, January 7 while streaming the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, her account has already been restored. Considering Pokimane is one of the site’s biggest streamers, boasting a staggering 8.5 million followers, her swift sentence is not all that surprising. According to the streamer’s tweets, she was banned from accessing her channel for 48 hours, after which she held a 12 hour long stream on Monday morning discussing the “fair” and “inevitable” punishment.

As for Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, the future of his channel is more uncertain, but it looks like you could be waiting a long time before you see him grace the site’s front page. Banned on Monday, January 10 after streaming the popular anime series Death Note, it appears the streamer could be waiting up to a month to have his channel reinstated–something both Toast and his fellow streamers seem just a bit shocked by. Toast addressed the ban on Twitter, writing “Whelp, looks like I’ll be seeing you guys in a month” to his 1.5 million followers.

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Author: Jessica Howard