the current state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel cut Metallica’s live concert to play 8-bit folk music to avoid the DMCA pic.twitter.com/sCn56So8Ee
– Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 19, 2021
It appears that Twitch did not obtain the appropriate rights to allow music to be played on its channel. Fortunately, the concert and its music played as expected on other Twitch channels, such as Blizzard itself and BlizzCon’s official streaming on YouTube.
DMCA removals have been a huge problem for Twitch streamers recently, and Twitch even admitted that it has mismanaged this situation and promised that there are better tools on the way.
In addition to this fun time, BlizzCon 2021 has already provided great news and revelations, including Diablo 2 Resurrected, Diablo 4’s Rogue class, 55 new Overwatch 2 details and more.As of this writing, BlizzCon Day 2 is already underway and you can find out all the best announcements from our BlizzCon 2021 summary.
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