Twitch is suing unnamed parties over the flood of offensive content in the Artifact space

    
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Congratulations, Artifact, you made a big impact on video games! Not because of actual players, no, but because your more or less wholly abandoned Twitch presence prompted a whole lot of truly wonderful people to fill up the category with things like hardcore pornography and footage of shootings. Yes, that was an actual thing that happened back in May, and now Twitch is suing the people responsible for flooding the service with offensive content.

Of course, Twitch doesn’t actually know who all of the responsible parties are, which means that the suit is addressing a number of unknown people currently listed as John or Jane Doe, which adds an air of almost comical nature to the whole ridiculous procedure. In other words, Valve’s absolute tire fire of a digital card game led to Twitch suing unknown persons over flooding the channel with pornography. The internet is a very strange place sometimes, but at least it means somebody out there will remember Artifact.

Source: PC Gamer via Gamasutra
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Minimalistway

It’s nice to see your works Schlag, thank you, always makes me laugh :-)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Thank you Minamalistway:) these images have the life expectancy of a soap bubble, but knowing they made someone laugh, that’s timeless:) /cheers

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Sorenthaz

I like how quickly Artifact became such a meme on Twitch.

On the other hand the porn/gachi stuff was not cool.

But it also included shenanigans like folks just running an AYAYA 10 hour loop video on Youtube and other shenanigans. Apparently there was a stream doing all of the Avengers/MCU movies which would’ve been cool to see just to interact with folks while watching some movies together. Technically still illegal or against the rules, but yeah, it became a dumpsterfire that Twitch had to rapidly quarantine.

Definitely made a mockery of both Artifact and then Twitch. There already was porn popping up here and there prior to this in the Just Chatting/IRL sections but that was all-out 4chan levels of cancer.

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Jeremy Barnes

just chatting should die a quick death.

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Arktouros

which would’ve been cool to see just to interact with folks while watching some movies together

Chat was basically just everyone spamming/screaming spoilers non-stop.

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Mordyjuice

I had no idea Twitch had porn, could have saved some money on that Antivirus Service I use in favor of a free Antivirus.

I’m kidding, even though the internet was made for porn, I wouldn’t dream of watching pornography as I am too busy playing MMOs, and being married (as we know married men do not look at porn).

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starbuck1771

That vid is still funny but they should have given credit to Avenue Q

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Eliandal

What a wonderful use of an already over burdened legal system !

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Connor

Given over 95% of cases never see trial, this will likely see a settlement once the parties are named and served, or in the case of people out of the court’s reach, named and dismissed.

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Bryan Correll

My guess is that the people involved generally don’t have anything worth suing over.

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Utakata

…well, this probably going to go no where fast. Lawyers involved will be happy to take the money though! o.O

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Schmidt.Capela

It’s not just about the people uploading illegal (and sometimes even criminal) content.

This was done using bots designed to quickly create new fake accounts as the old ones got taken down; Twitch wants the bot makers out of circulation so this kind of incident doesn’t happen again.

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Jeremy Barnes

preventing bots from creating accounts is definitely best resolved by suing unknown people on a fishing expedition

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I think it’s to help them be clear of trouble of people suing them over the illegal content. It shows they didn’t had anything to do with that, and it’s siding with anyone offended.

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Jack Pipsam

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer game.

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Cypher

One of the funniest films ever made!

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Sixuality

Um… what?