eBaum's World originated in Rochester, New York featuring entertainment media such as videos, Adobe Flash cartoons, and web games. The site was created and owned by Eric "eBaum" Bauman and his father
eBaum's World is a popular entertainment website, established in 2001. The site was created and owned by Eric Bauman and his father, Neil Bauman. It features many videos, Flash animations, and other media, old and new, culled from all over the Internet. Because of the nature of the site, eBaum's has sparked controversy in recent years over the legality of how the content is acquired. Despite the site's infamy, eBaum's receives over 1 million hits a day, and was once ranked in the top 500 sites
Historically, eBaum's World has been the subject of significant controversy in many Internet communities due to numerous incidents of content being taken from other sites; such as YTMND, Something Awful, Albino Blacksheep, 4chan, Olde English and Newgrounds and thatvideosite.com without attribution. For example, Olde English always finishes their videos with a screen that states that "This video is protected under a Creative Commons License"; in more than one video copied from Olde English to eBaum's World, the final screen is cut out of the video, whereas YouTube and other video sites have it in to credit the creators.
A web site, eBaumsWorldSucks.info, has been set up by Newgrounds/Something Awful supporters Neil Cicierega (Lemon Demon), Shawn Vulliez (AltF4), and Abi Rendon (LegalCondom, a former eBaum's World employee) to document the ongoing eBaum's World controversy. The site hosts a page containing statements from content creators claiming that some of their works appear on eBaum's World without permission.
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