Twitch – prohibited songs

This week, we’ve had a sudden influx of DMCA takedown requests for clips with background music from 2017-19. If you’re unsure about rights to audio in past streams, we advise removing those clips. We know many of you have large archives, and we’re working to make this easier.
This is the first time we have received mass DMCA claims against clips. We understand this has been stressful for affected creators and are working on solutions, including examining how we can give you more control over your clips. We adhere to the DMCA, which requires that we take action on content and streamer accounts upon notice from rights holders, as happened this week. Our guidelines for music have not changed, so please reference them here.

We have an update and more information about what we’re doing, what you can do, and what you should know in the wake of last week’s unexpected surge in DMCA takedown requests.
First, we will begin the work to extend our use of Audible Magic to identify existing clips that may contain copyrighted music and delete them for you without penalty. Over the coming months, this will cover newly created clips as well.

Here’s more information on how Audible Magic works:

Second, we are building the ability to delete all of the clips on your channel more easily–stay tuned for an update in a few weeks when that’s ready. You can already choose to disable the creation of new clips in your channel settings here:

There is a lot of misinformation circulating about how to protect your channel. While deleting or disabling clips can help, if you don’t have the rights to music you are at risk of a takedown request from rights holders .
This applies even if you’re just playing it in the background or for a few seconds – It is entirely within the rights holder’s discretion if and when to issue takedown notifications. We value the work of songwriters, musicians, and other creative artists. As a company committed to supporting creators, we respect, and ask our users to respect, the intellectual property of those who make music and those who own or control music rights.

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