During the ongoing copyright issue on Twitch, YouTube streamer Ludwig Ahgren was taken aback when he discovered the new ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ movie available in its entirety.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was a huge hit at the box office, grossing $600 million domestically and putting it in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time. The anticipation for this film was palpable, and Spider-Man fans are still hunting for ways to view it online… One way to pirate, it turns out, has been on Twitch for more than a week.
Ludwig Ahgren, a former Twitch streamer who later became a YouTube star, found this during a live stream on January 3 while he was analysing the current reaction meta trending on the internet broadcasting site.
A plethora of streamers have started watching television episodes with their viewers recently; most notably xQc viewing Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares; sparking a debate about whether copyright companies will go after broadcasters at some point.
“Eventually, there’s a level of negligence where companies might start coming after them,” Ahgren added, before showing that Spider-Man: No Way Home is accessible to stream in its entirety on Twitch. To avoid getting into problems, he didn’t mention the channel’s name; but he did show a portion of the film as proof that it had truly been posted as a VOD.
To avoid getting into problems, he didn’t mention the channel’s name; but he did show a portion of the film as proof that it had truly been posted as a VOD. “I think this is the beast that’s getting poked at,” Ahgren said. “Eventually, like on YouTube, it causes trouble.”
Ahgren compared Twitch’s current situation to YouTube’s copyright system; as if the rival streaming platform faces a similar fate if it doesn’t crack down. Ludwig’s broadcast on the subject was, ironically, pulled down owing to copyright violation.
Regardless, it appears that Twitch is more inclined than ever to embrace the TV meta; with a potential partnership between xQc and Gordon Ramsey just being mentioned.