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Ninja Returns to Twitch! The Past and Future of the Dr Disrespect Saga (VL Extra)

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10m Sep 10, 2020
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When Mixer announced its closure this summer, and Twitch banned Dr. Disrespect not a week thereafter, one could be forgiven for assuming that the earlier event might have had some effect on the latter.

Indeed, here in Virtual Legality we suggested as much, stating that Twitch's freeing up of value in the Dr. Disrespect contract in such circumstances was not that unusual for the more "litigiously" minded companies out there, and also... that such value might just find its way into the pockets of personalities like Ninja and Shroud.

An insane theory? Perhaps. But with Ninja announcing his return to Twitch today, there can be no question that the streaming giant felt that it had money to spend.

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Discussed in this episode:

"To new beginnings."
Tweet - September 10, 2020 - Twitch (@Twitch)
https://twitter.com/Twitch/status/1304088233458970624

"So...time for a #VirtualLegality victory lap then...?"
Tweet - September 10, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1304090585964441601

"You called it at the very start..."
Tweet - September 10, 2020 - Sam Dando (@stranger_sam_91)
https://twitter.com/stranger_sam_91/status/1304098266590699521

"Twitch Bans Dr. Disrespect - A Legal Discussion"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy98pOuP1cC8o7nraoJEcmuG

"Microsoft Closes Mixer! Understanding the Fallout (VL250)"
YouTube Video - June 22, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/eamT06g3T6Q

"Twitch Bans Dr. Disrespect - A Lawyer's Take On What We Know (VL254)"
YouTube Video - June 29, 2020- Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/wfgiEiefZ2E

"Lawyer's Insane Theory on Dr Disrespect Twitch Ban to Get Ninja and Shroud"
YouTube Video - July 1, 2020 - Esports Talk
https://youtu.be/ahqmfhVNNNQ

"I’m coming home"
Tweet - August 11, 2020 - Michael Grzesiek (@shroud)
https://twitter.com/shroud/status/1293248098613911558

"Dr. Disrespect Speaks! The Anxiety of the Unknown (VL303)"
YouTube Video - September 1, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/Y6rWQJ9bzZQ

Twitch Terms of Service
Last Updated - August 10, 2020
https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/terms-of-service/

Twitch Community Guidelines
Last Updated - April 28, 2020
https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/community-guidelines/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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