Twitch, the hugely popular gaming streaming service, states it will soon begin to find and remove clips that contain copyrighted music…
Amazon subsidiary live-streaming service Twitch has announced its intentions to scan its database and delete any clips that include copyrighted music. The network will use Audible Magic technology to identify posted content that contains unlicensed tunes, in order to comply with the many DMCA takedown requests the company receives.
Twitch to Remove Clips Containing Copyrighted Music
Twitch already routinely performs this practice. But, it only does so with lengthy content. When the site finds uploads with intellectual property, it mutes sections. However, it hasn’t applied the technology to shorter content. That means, clips have gone under the radar for quite some time now but that will change in the near future.
Twitch is working with IP holders such as Universal Music Group, Disney, and Warner Music Group. The company states it won’t penalize streamers and it hasn’t announced how or when it will offer an appeal process.
✏️ We have an update and more information about what we’re doing, what you can do, and what you should know in the wake of last week’s unexpected surge in DMCA takedown requests. 👇
— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) June 11, 2020