Countless and countless of dollars are being generated by a massive industry known to be the online media content. What about the Twitch DMCA?
Just as the same as YouTube, individuals could create their own content. They could also become fans of the work of others online in the platform known as Twitch. They should also be wary of Twitch DMCA.
I know that most of the content I have currently been watching has geared greatly towards the likes of Twitch streamers and YouTube Channels, while having strayed away from any kind of premium subscription services.
Twitch DMCA strikes Streamers
Twitch has developed into a massive media medium that I especially consume on a somewhat frequent basis. Despite not streaming any content, there are many streamers I have enjoyed viewing and I highly appreciate.
Some of the real friendships I made are from within the streamers’ chats. I have also been spending my time in the communities that are moderated by both the fans and streamers together. Although, a sudden change has come to Twitch that resulted in very difficult decisions.
Surely enough, you’ve familiarized yourself with the takedown notices by the DMCA that have been sent out back throughout this year’s summer.
During the past couple of years, Twitch streamers were allowed to stream music from different platforms of the online media. This used to be doable while chatting with the users or playing video games back then. It became the usual background noise more or less. While that could actually help in setting the channel’s tone or vibe, the big change has been forced upon streamers.
Notices by the DMCA have begun to rapidly send out, resulting in streamers having to change their music source. They have to switch from online media platforms such as Spotify to some copyright-free playlists categorized on YouTube.
Twitch team handles this matter
Despite itself as something to be expected, it was quite a bummer for everyone. This very issue also happened in YouTube and now their service has it quick in spotting the copyright material. Although things have begun to ease up, a new swarm of notices by DMCA have surged within Twitch. Twitch team ended up making the decision of taking the matters to their very own hands. Instead of sending out these notices, Twitch reportedly deleted the targeted content without a single warning given towards the streamer.
As of what you could imagine, a backlash has resulted by the users of Twitch. And the easiest way seems to be removing the copyrighted material and veer the users from the usage of music not owned by them.
This will definitely become a larger problem in moving forward as the music from the video game gets caught. I mean, after all, curation of gameplay is mainly what this streaming platform is meant for. As of the moment, this is seemingly just a new norm, but we are not certain on what this means for those who continually keep getting hit by DMCA from broadcasts or clips of the past.