A couple of weeks ago, Twitch announced it would be implementing a new system to notify streamers, allowing them to take action when copyrighted audio is detected in their streams. However, this new-and-improved process has already shown some issues. Streamer and YouTuber Lythero called out Twitch for changing his stream settings because of a DMCA warning for a silent part of his broadcast.
In the email provided by Lythero on Twitter, Twitch claims the songs Harvest/Famine and Kick Down the Doors were detected within the first 16 seconds of his stream, leading to a DMCA warning. But, when taking a look at Lythero’s VOD, the first 28 seconds of the broadcast are clearly silent. The popular YouTuber also claims Twitch changed his settings after the DMCA warning.
Lythero isn’t the only streamer who’s had trouble with DMCA as of late. Back in January, many streamers like Hasanabi and DisguisedToast received DMCA takedowns on their Twitch channels after streaming copyrighted TV shows. Even further back, in October 2020, hundreds of Twitch partners received DMCA notices for copyrighted music, leading many to delete every Twitch clip they had ever created.
(All information was provided by Dot Esports)