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Virtual Legality Episode 353

Twitch is in SERIOUS Trouble (Can't Stop The Music...Claims)

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Twitch has had a rough couple of months, but perhaps there has been nothing rougher than the international video game streaming platform's most recent attempt to assuage its streamers fears of an impending music industry led apocalypse.

Of course, when you are talking copyright, law, infringement, and the DMCA, it helps to be forthright.

Something Twitch has had significant problems with throughout 2020.

I don't mean any disrespect, but Twitch really has some issues to work through...in Virtual Legality.

#Twitch #DMCA #Music


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Discussed in this episode:

"Music-Related Copyright Claims and Twitch"
Twitch Blog - November 11, 2020
https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2020/11/11/music-related-copyright-claims-and-twitch/

"It is INSANE that [Twitch] informs partners they deleted their content..."
Tweet - October 20, 2020 - Devin (@DevinNash)
https://twitter.com/DevinNash/status/1318621892933087234

"Understanding DMCA Takedowns (amidst Twitch's Recent...Troubles) (VL344)"
YouTube Video - October 22, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/t2GU5oaAL1A

"THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998 - U.S. Copyright Office Summary"
December 1998
https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (the DMCA)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512

"Section 512 of title 17: A Report of the Register of Copyrights"
May 2020
https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/section-512-full-report.pdf

"US Copyright Office: "The DMCA? It's Too Tough...On Sony/Disney" (VL233)"
YouTube Video - May 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/20FmZXvKExU

"Copyrights and Your Channel"
Twitter Creator Camp
https://www.twitch.tv/creatorcamp/en/learn-the-basics/copyrights-and-your-channel/

"Twitch Licenses Music Now. But the Music Industry Says It’s Skirting the Rules"
Rolling Stone - October 1, 2020 - Jon Blistein
https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/twitch-soundtrack-licensing-sync-1069411/

"Streamers are STILL being DMCA'd for clips/VODs they deleted."
Tweet - November 6, 2020 - Devin (@DevinNash)
https://twitter.com/DevinNash/status/1324686842298470400

"Hey there, thanks for reaching out."
Tweet - November 11, 2020 - Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport)
https://twitter.com/TwitchSupport/status/1326638989974106112

"END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT"
Ubisoft
https://legal.ubi.com/eula/en-US

"Is Streaming Among Us...Illegal? (VL332)"
YouTube Video - October 6, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/sNRk_BV5rFg


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