A comedian’s fight with Barstool Sports shows how Twitter’s copyright system can hurt creators

Earlier today, Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Miel Bredouw claims she received a peculiar message from the general counsel of Barstool Sports, a sports and lifestyle website that caters to young men and is widely known for its aggressive and sometimes offensive approach to cultural commentary. The lawyer, named Mark Marin, was offering Bredouw $2,000 to retract a copyright strike she filed on Twitter.

“That’s brand new for me,” Bredouw, whose short-form videos and other work have often gone viral over the years, told The Verge. “And I have had many many interactions with companies stealing my content.”

The kerfuffle is over a 36-second long video clip of Bredouw…

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