In late October, hundreds of streamers received warnings from Twitch for streaming music. Players manually deleted recordings of broadcasts in order not to get blocked. Later, the service apologized that this process was not yet automated.
Twitch has gone a step further in its fight against music streaming. One of the users asked the site’s technical support regarding the music from Cyberpunk 2077, and whether it can be left during the live broadcast.
The response from the service representatives shocked gamers.
We recommend that you read the agreement in the game and use all the options to turn off music in games or completely mute the sound from the game.
At the same time, CD Projekt Red noted that all the music in the RPG was written specifically for the game, so there should not be big problems with the license for streams. As it turns out, Twitch has other plans in this regard.
This is the worst sentence, which literally says it’s “your problem, not ours.” Most streamers have no experience with copyright, which is why Twitch should help streamers do it. You have opportunities, streamers don’t.
How Twitch will behave in the end is still unknown. Streamer JERICHO suggested that in the future, games will have a special mode for streaming, where copyrighted tracks will be replaced by others.