A common problem when it comes to transmissions in social media are the Copyright. Although in most cases it is done in an innocent way, the truth is that users commit a fault when they are in a Live and they hear a certain song background or use certain song to make your videos more attractive. The problem is that they are not copyrighted and Twitch is warning them that they are violating the rules.
According to the Engadget medium, in an email shared by the consultant of electronic sports Rod Breslau, the company warns that it recently received a batch of roughly a thousand takedown notices due to the DMCA violation (Copyright Law of the Digital Age).
All statements involve transmissions archived, and most feature users who are listening to background music while they play or they talk to their viewers. In the same message, Twitch says it believes publishers used automated tools to generate the requests, leading them to believe that many more such complaints will soon reach them.
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“We recently received a batch of removal notifications from DMCA with about a thousand individual claims from music publishers. All claims are against VOD (video on demand) and the vast majority of claims are directed at broadcasts where background music is played while a user plays video game. We want to make sure our community of creators knows that the only way to protect themselves from DMCA notifications is not to stream music or other copyrighted material for which they have no rights, “said Twitch.
It is not the first time that the platform has faced these types of complaints, since last summer the company announced that it had seen a sudden influx of removal requests of certain content. As with this latest episode, clips that have been on the website for several years were involved in most cases.
Twitch You have tried to fix the problem first by expanding the number of free songs offered to streamers. He then posted a call explicitly asking not to use copyrighted music. However, users continue to violate the rule.
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A new category
Beyond the subject of music and copyright, Twitch has looked for a way to allow its users to express themselves freely but respecting the rules.
After the transmissions where users in bathing suits are seen from pools, jacuzzis and Beaches, the company decided to create a new category, especially since these channels often feature women who later face sexism and harassment.
Twitch explained that under its community guidelines, streamers can appear on camera in bathing suits in “contextually appropriate situations,” such as when they are on a beach, at a festival or in a hot tub. The problem was that some people feel that those involved are somehow circumventing the rules and have therefore denounced their channels.
Due to the above is that stopped showing ads on some of the most popular channels, considering that they were not suitable for capturing advertising. Later he apologized for this and clarified that although he was not going to change his rules “no one deserves to be harassed for the content he chooses to transmit”, he did consider it necessary to group the videos in the same category,
Thus, in the coming months, Twitch plans to update its politics about sexually suggestive content. Meanwhile, he notes that the new section is not a permanent solution, but it will make it easier for people to avoid, or specifically search for, those broadcasts, while giving brands more control over where their ads appear on the platform.