Twitch may delete videos in bulk

It’s a real red flag for streamers. In a letter received from The Verge, Twitch announced that it had received withdrawal requests from rights holders for music in the replay videos. All the greater is the concern that in the third strike, the videographer will finally be banned from the live streaming platform.

In this document, available to our colleagues, Twitch explains the following:

We recently received a series of DMCA opt-out notifications containing around 1,000 individual complaints from music publishers. All requests are related to VOD and the vast majority are aimed at streamers listening to background music while playing video games or streaming in real life.

There are tools to avoid problems

To avoid possible sanctions, the company warns: “We strongly recommend that you permanently remove anything containing this content.” Incidentally, the idea is that videographers need to take into account the fact that they do not have the right to broadcast copyrighted music.

Remember that content withdrawals and copyright bans for videographers have tightened over the past year. Under fire from critics, Twitch first recalled that the copyright rule was included in its terms of use. This regulation provides in particular that streamers are only allowed to broadcast music if they have acquired the license or composed the song themselves. The Twitch Sings game also allows you to broadcast certain license-free songs. It is also possible to use the soundtrack feature currently available in beta.

Those explanations hadn’t really allayed user anger. In the face of the outcry, Twitch finally apologized for how it had dealt with these issues. The company had promised to introduce more efficient tools to help videographers manage their old videos. The latter finally saw the light of day in March of last year.

Pull out

By: Twitch Interactive, Inc

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