Bryn
by on June 9, 2020
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Broadcasts as old as 2017 are being flagged for copyright

Twitch has spoken out after a wave of popular streamers on its platform were hit with music copyright strikes on videos.

Fuslie and Jakenbake are just two of the streamers affected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices, with some of the offending videos being over a year old.

After panic and confusion over the weekend, the official Twitch Support Twitter account has given an update regarding the copyright strikes.

It assured that the streaming platform's “guidelines for music have not changed", and that the best course of action for streamers is to 'remove clips' if they're unsure about copyright infringement.


 

Many popular Twitch streamers vented their frustration and worries on social media, explaining that the strikes were for the music they played in past broadcasts.

Some streamers were sent an email by the Amazon-owned platform telling them that their channels could be permanently banned because of this.

Sharing on Twitter, streamer Fuslie explained that she would do anything to help fix the issue.



Fuslie claims to have spoken to Twitch about these emails and the platform suggested that she needs to delete all of her clips.

 

" Have talked with multiple Twitch staff all telling me my best option is to delete all of my clips ever. I feel so helpless right now. I’ve built this channel up for 5 years and to potentially lose it all so fast to something like this would be devastating,” she said.

Being told to delete your clips is all well and good, but when you have over hundreds of thousands, this becomes a bit tricky.

Another streamer, EpicNameBro, whose channel features game broadcasts and some musical streams featuring video game music, has been told that these radio shows are not allowed.



 

According to streamers who have been tweeting about the strikes, the majority of the videos being hit with copyright notices are from 2019, however, some go as far back as 2017.

The decision to flag this content doesn't come from Twitch, but the platform is legally obligated to react to DMCA takedowns.

Some people have criticised Twitch for its lack of clarity regarding copyright music and that the streaming platform needs to do a better job at explaining what they can do to support streamers in fixing the situation.

 

How do we get around it???....





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    Go Check them out and try for yourself with no obligation

 

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PeppaPigKilla
Saw some of this cropping up on my feed, so no more request music in the background then
Like June 9, 2020
Bryn
Nope unfortunately not. Until an agreement can be made with the music Licence companies and twitch. Its a no.
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