Top Twitch Gamers Suspended Over Copyrighted Music
At least 10 popular Twitch gamers have been kicked off the Twitch streaming platform for 24 hours affter allegingedly playing copyrighted music during their streams, and all of the complaints appear to come from a single source.
Whelp. No more music I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/W740tkdzkI
— KittyPlays (@KittyPlays) June 22, 2018
Gaming streamers xQc, Sinatraa, Daequan, Alfie, Avxry, KittyPlays, Pokelawls, Sneaky, Castro1021, Nico, Symfuhny, and Solluminati all reported 24-hour suspensions from Twitch following takedown notices from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Many of the violations have been tied to a song by rapper Juice Wrld, according to Kotaku.com.
Talked to interscope they said there automatic system hit big streamers by accident.
Other big streamers claims will be lifted later today. Had to rush on those two for #FridayFortnite that starts in 40 mins
— KEEM ???? (@KEEMSTAR) June 22, 2018
This smackdown is likely to be the first of many, since most gamers play music in the background without authorization during play. It's a problem that Amazon owned Twitch could solve by cutting deals with rightsholders.