xQc YouTube channel bounces back amidst copyright woes – Popular Twitch and Kick streamer, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, experienced a sudden suspension of his primary YouTube channel, boasting over 2.33 million subscribers. But it turns out to be a temporary ban on the channel as it is reinstated just a day after its removal.
xQc’s Youtube channel was temporarily terminated on November 26, 2023. Fans were met with a disheartening message citing multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement as the reason for the takedown.
xQc YouTube channel bounces back amidst copyright woes
In response to the situation, xQc addressed the community speculating that simultaneous copyright strikes triggered the removal. He explained, “all the strikes kicked in at the same time,” and the channel couldn’t recover in time, leading to its suspension.
BREAKING: xQc’s YouTube channel has been officially unbanned ‼ pic.twitter.com/COWSlbv31q
— iqkev (@iqkev) November 27, 2023
However, a day later, on November 27, xQc’s primary YouTube channel was reinstated, much to the delight of his devoted fan base. The content creator himself took to social media, acknowledging the restoration and shedding light on the peculiar circumstances that led to the temporary termination.
During a Twitch livestream, xQc disclosed that a third party had filed a copyright infringement claim against his reaction video featuring popular educational YouTuber Tom Scott. Detailing the situation, he explained, “Tom Scott made a video. In the video, he shows a video. That video is an excerpt taking from another video. And, I reacted to Tom Scott version of it.” A random individual, unrelated to Tom Scott or the original video, claimed ownership and triggered a strike.
Fans, quick to react on social media, expressed their relief and amusement at the channel’s reinstatement. One user quipped, “Haters are fuming, lmao.” The incident highlighted the challenges content creators face in navigating copyright issues and the potential repercussions of unresolved claims.
Despite the temporary setback, which xQc wasn’t much affected by, his YouTube channel was put back, making fans happy.