Ladies and gentlemen, we may have witnessed the most creative and downright hilarious skirting of copyright laws in the history of the web, this weekend.
One Twitch user was able to stream Saturday night’s UFC 218 pay-per-view event without a takedown, by pretending he was actually playing the EA Sports simulation of the popular combat sport.
The wily streamer even green-screened himself into the bottom right corner of the feed holding a PS4 DualShock 4 controller — which was actually switched off.
The broadcaster AJ Lester (more like AJ Jester, amirite?) went all the way, even sporting a headset during the PPV event and vocalising his reactions as if he were dishing out the punishment.
He covered his tracks after the event was over, removing the stream from his broadcast history.
Hat’s off, AJ…
Whether Twitch or the Ultimate Fighting Championship sees the funny side remains to be seen.
The inventive stream was still in contravention of copyright laws and he likely made a few bucks from the charade.
AJ says he hasn’t heard from anyone pertaining to a ban hammer yet, but there may still be consequences for the actions.
We kinda hope not though. Sometimes, you just have to take your hat off to this kind of ingenuity.
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