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
Discussed in this episode:
"END of Twitch DMCA Bans?? Twitch's NEW Music Deal"
YouTube Video - September 21, 2021 - Devin Nash
"Twitch and National Music Publishers’ Association Unveil Agreement, Ending Months of Animosity"
Variety - September 21, 2021
"Twitch, Amazon Slammed by RIAA and Major Industry Groups for Using Unlicensed Music; Twitch Disputes Claim"
Variety - October 26, 2020
"Music-Related Copyright Claims and Twitch"
Twitch Blog - November 11, 2020
"NMPA AND TWITCH ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT"
NMPA Press Release - September 21, 2021
TWITCH EMAIL (via Twitter)
"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (The DMCA)
Section 512 of Title 17
Copyright Office Report - May 2020
"Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification Guidelines"
Twitch DMCA Guidelines - Updated July 19, 2021
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