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Streaming Platform Twitch Lands in Hot Water With Creators Getting Mass DMCA Takedown Notices

Twitch’s music copyright infringement problem on its platform has brought on a lot of frustration from users lately. According to Polygon , the streaming platform recently informed its users that it has gone forth and deleted all content violating music copyright laws after receiving “a sudden influx of DMCA takedown requests” back in June. It is INSANE that @Twitch informs partners they deleted their content – and that there is more content in violation despite having NO identification system to find out what it is. Their solution to DMCA is for creators to delete their life's work. This is pure, gross negligence. — Devin (@DevinNash) October 20, 2020 📢 This week, we've had a sudden influx of DMCA takedown requests for clips with background music from 2017-19. If you’re unsure about rights to audio in past streams, we advise removing those clips. We know many of you have large archives, and we're working to make this easier. — Twitch Support...

Nov 13, 2020