Earlier today, Twitch banned streamer Jon Zherka from the platform for re-streaming the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Keeping It Brief
- Twitch banned popular “Just Chatting” streamer Jon Zherka for 48 hours.
- It was due to him re-streaming the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Re-streaming content you do not have the broadcast rights to is a violation of Twitch’s Terms of Service.
The Bigger Detail
It’s common sense to not re-stream events when you don’t have the rights to broadcast it. Additionally, it is also against Twitch’s Terms of Service to do so.
However, popular “Just Chatting” streamer Jon Zherka didn’t get the memo.
Jon Zherka Banned From Twitch For Re-Streaming Olympics 2020
The streamer currently pulling in an average of 1,557 viewers per stream threw common sense out of the window. He decided to re-stream the Olympics 2020 opening ceremony.
Users on Reddit ridiculed the streamer for his silly decision that led to a ban.
Jon Zherka has confirmed that his ban will last for 48 hours. Considering the fact that channels get permanently banned for re-streaming prominent sporting events, Zherka got off lightly.
Don’t Re-Stream Olympics Content
Industry expert Zach Bussey reminded streamers not to re-stream any content related to Olympics 2020.
Additionally, Twitch received DMCA takedown notices and banned streamers bottlehead and miki_tokyo.
However, the streamers were only near the Olympics 2020 venue and weren’t streaming any content related to the event.
And although the streamers are appealing the ban, it provides an excellent example for other streamers to not take chances with content related to Olympics 2020.
Jon Zherka is lucky that his Twitch ban will only last for 48 hours. He could have got into a lot more trouble for re-streaming Olympics 2020.