Copyright infringement has been plaguing digital content creators and software developers for a long time now. However, in today’s close-knit and tech-savvy world, no one is immune to the perils of plagiarism and piracy. Online gamers and sports broadcasters are the latest victims of this evil.

You might think that just because Twitch is a live streaming platform, it automatically safeguards you from piracy. However, the very nature of Twitch makes it even more difficult to track and remove plagiarized content. Needless to say, any incident of plagiarism will drive your audience away and consequently, damage your brand reputation.

That is why it is crucial to seek the help of trained DMCA professionals with adequate experience.

Real-Time DMCA Takedown

The first thing one needs to understand is that everything on Twitch happens in real-time. There is no point in detecting potential infringement hours after it has occurred. A large part of your viewers may have already seen it and the damage has been done.

This makes it all the more crucial to track every instance of piracy on the go. That is why we assign a specialized team of DMCA experts who are well-versed with the platform. We also equip our team with sophisticated AI algorithms and cutting-edge technology. All our experts work in tandem to monitor the platform and detect any potential infringement in real-time.

As soon as a violation is detected, our team immediately compiled an evidence report and submits it to Twitch. We focus on taking swift action before the plagiarized content gets much traction. We fill out and submit abuse forms on Twitch requesting the removal of the infringing content.

We take this up a notch by conducting periodic follow-ups to ensure that every trace of plagiarized content has been removed. Depending on the case, we may also request Twitch for the suspension of the respective accounts. We also issue DMCA takedown notices to the concerned creators and respond to their counter-notices.

We understand that fighting piracy on Twitch is an ongoing process. That is why our team remains particularly vigilant after an incident of infringement occurs. Rest assured we don’t give up until every piece of plagiarized content and copyright violation has been removed from Twitch.

Weekly Reporting

At DMCA Masters, we believe in the importance of maintaining transparent communication with our clients. Our team takes additional steps to ensure that you are never left in the dark about your project. We also share comprehensive weekly reports to help you keep a tab on the progress.

The report includes detailed insights such as the number of plagiarized files and copyright violations detected. You can also take a closer look at the steps that were taken to remove the pirated content and prevent such incidents in the future.

The best part is that our professional DMCA services won’t burn a hole in your pocket. We offer you a variety of affordable and flexible pricing plans. If these plans don’t fit your needs, you can even request us for a tailor-made plan.

Fighting piracy on Twitch requires swift decision-making and action. Contact us today to get started.

If you’re a digital content creator or gamer, you’re likely familiar with Twitch. The popular live streaming platform has facilitated the creation of a thriving community of gamers, streamers, broadcasters, and other creators.

On the other hand, it has also resulted in the rise of unintentional copyright violations and lengthy takedown notifications. If you’re new to the world of online gaming and live streaming, it’s time for you to get a hang of Twitch DMCA. 

DMCA gives some sort of a safe harbor to streaming platforms like Twitch. Nevertheless, if a content creator, musician, designer, etc. submits a DMCA takedown notification, Twitch is obligated to remove the infringing content. Your Twitch VODs and clips could be pulled down due to unauthorized use of copyrighted music, video clips, artwork, and animation.

The sad part is that sometimes you may not always know when and how you’re violating someone else’s IP rights while streaming on Twitch. So, how can you protect your content and channel from the perils of Twitch DMCA? In this blog, we’ll understand how Twitch DMCA works and what you can do if you receive a takedown notification. Let’s get started.

Who Can File a Twitch DMCA Notification?

A Twitch DMCA takedown notification is typically filed by a musician, graphic designer, video producer, or any other creative professional. Music record labels and production companies can also issue such notifications. Typically, when someone detects unauthorized use of their copyrighted work on your Twitch channel, they can request deletion of the infringing content.

How Does Twitch DMCA Work?

Twitch has outlined clear DMCA guidelines for issuing takedown notifications and counter-notifications. Here’s how the process works:

  • The rightsholder sends a written takedown notification to Twitch’s Designated Copyright Agent.
  • Twitch removes the infringing content or restricts access to the VODs/clips.
  • Twitch sends an email to the channel owner. The email includes the details of the copyright claim as well as information about the rightsholder.
  • When you receive this email from Twitch, you can contact the rightsholder requesting them to retract the takedown notice.
  • If you believe your content has been removed by mistake or misidentification, you can send a counter-notification to Twitch’s Designated Copyright Agent. 
  • Twitch forwards the counter-notification to the rightsholder. Now, it’s up to the rightsholder to retract their complaint or respond with a lawsuit.

How Fast Do Moderators Handle DMCA Issues on Twitch?

Twitch moderators are quite active and tend to proactively respond to DMCA notifications and counter-notifications. It is, however, important to select a reliable and trustworthy moderation team for your channel.

Can Your Twitch Channel Get Shut Down From DMCA?

Twitch has a stringent repeat infringer policy similar to that of YouTube. Every time Twitch receives a copyright claim against your content, your channel gets a copyright strike. If you get three strikes, Twitch will terminate access to your channel.

Also, the platform can use its discretion to terminate channels that violate the IP rights of other creators, even in the absence of repeat infringement.

What to Do If You Receive a Twitch DMCA Notice?

As mentioned earlier, you can get in touch with the claimant and request them to retract the copyright claim. Alternatively, if you believe you own the rights to the disputed content or if it’s covered under fair use, you can send a written counter-notification to Twitch’s Designated Copyright Agent.

You can also get in touch with the claimant, obtain the necessary license/rights to the infringing material, and send a counter-notification to Twitch.

How Do I Know Which Songs Won’t Attract DMCA Notices on Twitch?

Simply put, if you don’t know whether you own the rights to a particular music track, it’s likely that you don’t have the rights. Twitch recommends that you avoid using recorded music in your live streams. Make sure you read the game developer’s end user license agreement to find their policies about live streaming.

While muting the audio altogether is an option, it can affect the quality of your stream. As an alternative, you can use Soundtrack by Twitch to include licensed music in your stream. You can also use license-clear music libraries such as Monstercat Gold, Soundstripe, Epidemic Sound, etc. 

This has become particularly important after Twitch received an influx of DMCA notifications from music record labels in May 2020.

How to Contact Twitch Over a DMCA Notice?

Twitch advises that you send all DMCA takedown notifications to their Designated Copyright Agent. Here are the contact details:

  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Mailing address: Copyright Agent, 350 Bush Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Phone number: (415) 262-9766\

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