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Virtual Legality Episode 278

Patreon Loses! What It Means for Dr. Disrespect and Twitch

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In losing its case to prevent 72+ individuals from bringing arbitration claims against it, Patreon has found itself in the unenviable position of having to bear enormous legal costs to defend what it no doubt sees as frivolous claims. But Patreon is not the only company with such exposure.

And since one of the biggest (Twitch) just recently riled up an even bigger fan base when it elected to ban Dr. Disrespect, there can be no question that both Twitch and the Disrespect team are following the case closely.

What does it all mean? Let's dive in.

The only place to find the "Patreon Difficulty Bucket" is in...Virtual Legality.

#Twitch #Ban #DrDisrespect


Discussed in this episode:

"Dr. Disrespect and the Secret of Frivolous Arbitration (w/ Patreon)(VL264)"
YouTube Video - July 14, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/QLInmrcf83M

"Patreon v Ayure"
July 29, 2020 - Denial of Injunction
https://www.cernovich.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/29.07.2020-Denial-of-Preliminary-Injunction.pdf

"Arbitration agreements: enforcement."
SB-707 (CA - Effective January 1, 2020)
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB707

"California Code, Code of Civil Procedure - CCP § 1284.3"
https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/code-of-civil-procedure/ccp-sect-1284-3.html

Patreon Terms of Use
Effective July 1, 2020
https://www.patreon.com/policy/legal

"Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards"
JAMS Website - Updated July 15, 2009
https://www.jamsadr.com/consumer-minimum-standards/

Twitter Terms of Service
Effective June 18, 2020
https://twitter.com/en/tos

YouTube Terms of Service
Effective December 10, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms

Facebook Terms of Service
Effective July 31, 2019
https://www.facebook.com/terms.php

Ubisoft Terms of Use
Effective May 12, 2020
https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-US

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


"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:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

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.


Blog: hoeglaw.wordpress.com

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