Partnered Twitch streamers have received DMCA takedowns due to content violating copyright. Find out what this means here.

Hundreds of partnered Twitch streamers have recently received DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown emails notifying them that their content has been identified as violating copyright.

However, instead of allowing streamers to appeal this and file counterclaims, Twitch (owned by Amazon) is deleting the content, after telling streamers it will simply give them warnings, and not a copyright strike or takedown.

Twitch has come under increasing pressure to partner with music platforms and enable music licensing to stop uninvited claims and strikes.

A Twitch spokesperson made the following statement from the official Twitch Support Twitter page –

We are incredibly proud of the essential service Twitch has become for so many artists and songwriters, especially during this challenging time. It is crucial that we protect the rights of songwriters, artists and other music industry partners. We continue to develop tools and resources to further educate our creators and empower them with more control over their content while partnering with industry-recognized vendors in the copyright space to help us achieve these goals.

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