Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week on Nailed It and Failed It we tip our hats to comic writing icon Gail Simone and scoff in the face of Twitch for a rash of DMCA take-downs.

Nailed it! Gail Simone

Gail Simone is an iconic comic book writer who has written for both Marvel comics and DC comics. Some of her notable work includes Birds of Prey, Deadpool, Wonder Woman and Batgirl. Gail’s also known for being very vocal about social issues. Around the start of the Covid-19 pandemic when quarantine began Gail used her influence and connections to create 5 bundles of comic content. These bundles were full of rare comics signed by those who helped make them and were auction off to help with Covid-19 relief.

But that’s not all Gail has done! As protests continue around the world in response to the murder of George Floyd and ongoing systemic racial injustice, Gail has issued another call to arms. Her #ComicWritersChallenge called on comic creators of all types to submit pieces from their own personal collection to be bid on with the money going to a charity of their choice to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Everything from rare comics to personalized art pieces of iconic characters were put up by various content creators. Some of them going for as much as $6,000. To see more just search #ComicWritersChallenge on Twitter for all those participating!

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Failed it! Twitch and the DMCA

While Gail Simone has been doing great work, Twitch is being overrun by DMCA take-downs. Twitch streamers all over the streamer-verse have been having a really bad week. Seemingly out of no where, content creators began to get hit with several DMCA take-down notices on their old videos. The videos in question all contained copy-righted music in the background. Technically, it’s always been against the rules for streamers to play copy-righted music on their streams. But Twitch never actually did much about it. Something behind the scenes changed though as countless content creators have had to go back through their video on demands and remove the content with the songs in question. Going forward, they’re going to have to be very careful about what they play on stream. Otherwise their views could be severely impacted.

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