Vtuber camgirl mentioned before on BB just got kicked off of Twitch because her 3d modeler is claiming he "owns" her body

In case anyone here forgot who she is, here’s the article from back in February

Well today she opened up about her recent ban on twitch for reasons that surprising has nothing to do with being too dirty

Many of you probably are wondering about the recent Twitch ban, so I wanted to share some context about my Twitch Ban since it relates to an issue I’ve been dealing with the last several months.

A 3D modeler (DigitrevX) filed DMCA takedowns on all of my VODs, claiming he owns the copyright to my body. He had also been posting about this on twitter for weeks as well, but since I try to avoid drama, I’ve ignored it (it’s been hard). Given that he is now trying to get me de-platformed, he has escalated the issue and now I have to make a response, publicly, which includes providing all of the relevant receipts.

Digitrevx has been stirring up trouble years ago in the vocaloid community too way before this. I remember a vocaloid concert promoter getting in trouble because she used a model which Digitrevx made that used lifted assets from models he didn’t made which is widely considered a big no no in the MMD maker world and vocaloid communities. There are even more stories about this guy on reddit.

Long story short. He used a combination of pimp tactics along with DMCA abuse.

Update: her twitch ban has been overturned

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I’m confused. Is Projekt Melody a character DigitrevX created and operated in Unity, or did DigitrevX hire someone to perform using the avatar, or did an actual webcam performer hire DigitrevX to design an avatar for them, or was it an equal partnership between DigitrevX and a performer that’s since soured?

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I could whip up a model for her in no time. Free of charge. It may not be her body though.

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According to Melody she owns the IP, concept and design of her avatar (a point even mentioned by Digitrevx in some DMs). She brought in Digitrevx as an outside contractor afterwards to make the model around the time of her initial kickstarter for said model.

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If that was in the contract, that would make the art work for hire and DigitrevX’s copyright claims copyfraud.

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I’m confused, which one’s the AI?

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