The Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA has caused many Twitch streamers to receive a ban from the platform due to playing recorded music in the background of their streams and have been forced to manually delete old clips that could possibly infringe on copyright. Included are some of the most popular twitch streamers who were banned due to their past VOD’s and clips.
Twitch recently published a blog post, tweeting out; “Your frustration and confusion with recent music-related copyright issues is completely justified. Things can–and should–be better for creators than they have been recently. The next few tweets will outline our plan for being better partners to creators”.
According to their blog post the company apologized for its poor response to the issue and reiterated the need for streamers to stop playing recorded music on their streams.Twitch also apologized about the frustratingly little information Twitch has provided and the lack of content moderation tools that streamers could use to respond to these notifications. They claimed that they are currently working on more tools including ones that can detect the copyrighted audio, as they wrote on the blog post; “We could have developed more sophisticated, user-friendly tools a while ago. That we