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Virtual Legality Episode 253

Lawsuit! Is Twitch REQUIRED to Enforce Its Terms of Service?

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When serial plaintiff Erik Estavillo turned his lawsuit-filing eyes to streaming platform Twitch, it wasn't just damage to his retinas he was claiming.

But while the lawsuit may be silly, what can we learn about a platform's obligations to its users?

And what obligations it doesn't have?

We can still learn even from frivolousness...in Virtual Legality.

#Twitch #Lawsuit #TOS


Discussed in this episode:

"Twitch sued for $25m over "suggestive" streamers Alinity, Pokimane, more"
Dextero - June 24, 2020 - Bill Cooney
https://www.dexerto.com/general/twitch-sued-for-25m-over-suggestive-streamers-alinity-pokimane-more-1384008

"The New Lawsuit Against Twitch Is Completely Wild"
Kotaku (AU) - June 25, 2020 - Alex Walker
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/06/the-new-lawsuit-against-twitch-is-completely-wild/

"Estavillo vs Twitch (of Amazon Inc)"
Case No. 20CV367206 - June 15, 2020
https://www.scribd.com/embeds/466824972/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-wMxT3AXK3NEPleS742o8

"Terms of Service"
Twitch Legal Page - Updated May 29, 2020
https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/terms-of-service/

"Keemstar Demonetized! YouTube, Harassment, and Vague Rules (VL244)"
YouTube Video - June 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/GEL6O0R20pY

Twitch Community Guidelines
Twitch Legal Page
https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/community-guidelines/sexualcontent/


"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).

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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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