November 25, 2021
Twitch Warns Streamers of Forthcoming Copyright DMCA Takedown Wave

Twitch is Warning Streamers that Yet Another Wave of DCMA Takedown is Coming

Twitch is sending emails out to its creators, giving them a heads-up of a forthcoming DMCA takedown wave and more strikes as a result…

Twitch (like other social media and video hosting platforms) must police its service for the unauthorized presence of intellectual property. That is to say, music and artwork that isn’t the property of streamers who might use third-party media in their live-streams. Twitch sent an email out late last week stating that its company had received a “batch” of new takedown notices from music publishers over copyrighted songs in recorded streams (known as VODs).

Twitch Warns Streamers of Forthcoming Copyright DMCA Takedown Wave

Twitch explains that it must take action and the corporation fully expects more to come in the near future. So, the streaming service is attempting to get ahead of the takedown notices and giving potentially infringing streamers the ability to remove any problematic VODs containing unlicensed content. Twitch is also giving streamers warning of possible strikes — three of which results in a permanent ban from the platform. Twitch writes in an email:

“We recently received a batch of DMCA takedown notifications with about 1,000 individual claims from music publishers. All of the claims are for VODs, and the vast majority target streamers listening to background music while playing video games or IRL streaming.”

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