Twitch Enables Copyright Scans and Limits Archiving of VODs

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Renegade Knight

Playing music while you enjoy something is fair use. Filming yourself enjoying something is fair use. The something being enjoyed is fair use.

This is as moronic as if a photographer had to photoshop out every copyrighted image in their own photo.

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EKRboi

lol.

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Brian Dowding

Twitch "was" so awesome. I thought live streaming life as it happens in real time with everyone doing what they "actually" play and listen to gave you are real insight into the person broadcasting. Some people I used to watch over others because I favored their music in the background over another.

IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY RUINED TWITCH TOO.

*here is an idea*

Why don't copyright holders start treating this kind of thing as a free form of advertising, instead of posturing like it is a threat. What does censorship in the name of copyright accomplish? It accomplishes an end result where a lot of people who would be listening to music otherwise are now NOT listening to music at all.

Loss in exposure in videos = loss of word of mouth free promotion = loss of sales.

RIAA needs to get thier heads out of their asses and learn how to leverage market realities, instead of smothering an interested market to death. Killing the audience off doesn't sell albums.

Idiots.

Anyway - thanks for being awesome for a long run prior to this move Twitch. Here is to hoping someone else gets it right, at least for a while.

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compro01

And predictably, this automated system turns out to be really, really stupid.

It's muting Twitch's own freaking videos!

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hmp_goose

So ends another episode of Waisting Time with Twitch …