Pokimane and Other Twitch Stars Slammed Streamlabs for Allegedly Copying WorkImane “Pokimane” Anys and Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker, both Twitch stars, have slammed Streamlabs for their snafu with Lightstream and open-source software business Open Broadcast Software (OBS). The Twitch stars vowed to stop using the service unless Streamlabs fixed the problem with OBS right away.
Sources claim that Streamlabs practically exactly replicated the informational component of the Lightstream website and, in a separate case, trademarked their program SLOBS despite OBS’s clear request not to.
“The greatest free live streaming software,” according to Streamlabs. It has tools and features that may aid content makers with everything from stream broadcasting to alerts, donations, overlays, and more.
It started out as a web-based service. However, it later evolved into Streamlabs OBS, a free and open-source alternative (SLOBS). This development was largely inspired by OBS Studio, an open-source tool with many of the same capabilities available for free. OBS Studios reportedly advised the Streamlabs team not to use their precise name before the move went live, according to reports. Not only that, but the co-founder of Lightstream, another browser-based streaming studio, accused him of plagiarising parts of his website. Pokimane has a partnership with Streamlabs, but She has vowed to break it up.
Lightstream’s CEO and co-founder said, “Streamlabs should be ashamed.” “I’m not satisfied enough to ride OBS’s hard work. Now we have to transfer the layout and every phrase from our marketing site, as well as our user experience, into this product.”
He provided a screenshot comparing the two websites side by side, claiming that the likeness is uncanny.
The team at @streamlabs should be ashamed. Not satisfied enough to ride @OBSProject’s hard work. Now to copy ours down to the layout and every word on our marketing site and our UX in this product. https://t.co/Lot2KPh72y
— STU 🎮🎥🎙 (@StuV2) November 16, 2021