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Virtual Legality Episode 544

Did Twitch's NMPA Music Agreement Just Make the DMCA Worse?

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1m Sep 22, 2021
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Twitch and the DMCA. What a pair.

After 2020's deluge of music industry complaints, the game streaming platform has been scrambling both to assuage the content creators that make up its business, and to get itself out of the line of fire. With this week's announcement of an agreement with the The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), it's clear that one goal has won out over the other.

When is a "process" both not the DMCA and also definitely the DMCA? In Virtual Legality.

#Twitch #DMCA #Copyright


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Discussed in this episode:
"END of Twitch DMCA Bans?? Twitch's NEW Music Deal"
YouTube Video - September 21, 2021 - Devin Nash
https://youtu.be/9OmtXF3Rtws

"Twitch and National Music Publishers’ Association Unveil Agreement, Ending Months of Animosity"
Variety - September 21, 2021
https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/twitch-national-music-publishers-association-deal-nmpa-1235070276/

"Twitch, Amazon Slammed by RIAA and Major Industry Groups for Using Unlicensed Music; Twitch Disputes Claim"
Variety - October 26, 2020
https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/twitch-amazon-unlicensed-music-riaa-recording-academy-1234815503/

"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/

"NMPA AND TWITCH ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT"
NMPA Press Release - September 21, 2021
https://www.nmpa.org/nmpa-and-twitch-announce-agreement/

TWITCH EMAIL (via Twitter)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1440444793310507011

"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
Copyright Office Report - May 2020
https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/section-512-full-report.pdf

"Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification Guidelines"
Twitch DMCA Guidelines - Updated July 19, 2021
https://www.twitch.tv/p/en/legal/dmca-guidelines/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:11 A Musical History
07:49 The NMPA Agreement
11:40 A New Reporting Process
16:55 Understanding the DMCA
21:31 The Repeat Infringer Problem
30:43 Conclusion

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