James "Jameskii" Prime is a Danish YouTuber with over 1.4 million subscribers. His content has him playing games and making video edits of popular trends such as Fortnite TikTok and Roblox. But his attempt to expand his audience has recently hit quite a few demands for copyright claims in the way. Jameskii has just released a video titled "My Channel Is In Trouble Because of a Joke", describing that he is fighting the YouTube claim for copyright claims.
A company, influence or organization that thinks the content is stolen and their IP violated Take copyright to a YouTube user. Receiving a strike prevents a user from live streaming until the strike is lifted. With two, you can't upload any new videos in a few months. After three strikes, your channel is deleted.
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A few weeks later, CollabDRM put five different claims on his "I GO BANNED ON BIKE TOK" video "without giving any explanation," according to Jameskii.
"This will happen to me significantly but affects my future growth and general livelihood," Jameskii told Newsweek via email.
Collab is notorious for striking channels on YouTube; Twitch streamer Alinity went viral when she claimed to use the company for "copyright strike" Pewdiepie. These claims against Jameskii were over a Rebecca Zamolo TikTok used in the video. Jameskii said he was able to get in touch with Zamos husband through the group cat they both had, which led him to Rebecca on Discord.
Jameskii told Newsweek that a representative of CollabDRM reached him after the video went live. The rap asked if he wanted to claim the cliffs and "know what the requirements are," Jameskii said.
Fans of Jameskii have posted on Twitter with hashtag "#SAVEJAMESKII."
Jameskii appealed these allegations twice, but CollabDRM has all the power. Whenever Jameskii claims that his 14-minute video should not be subject to copyright for a five-second clip, that claim goes back to CollabDRM for review. Since Collab said the allegations were accurate on both appeals, Jameskii could either deny the claim, accept the copyright or sue Collab in court. YouTube channel H3H3Productions, launched by Ethan and Hila Klein, became famous by Matt Hoss, who did not like the video the couple did about him. Hoss eventually lost his claim, but not after Kleins spent more than $ 100.00 on attorney fees over several years.
"YouTube is not really wrong here. Collab exploited its tool to make it as unclear as possible in my eyes," Jameskii said. "If I could get a choice on how to fix it, I would (force) the requirement to specify what was claimed." Big creators have now come out to Jameskii to show their support, "ask if they can help without asking them anything" that "really means a lot" to YouTuber.
Newsweek has contacted CollabDRM for comment.
Updated 4:10 p.m. EST with quotes from Jameskii .