©Antifmradio.com has been streaming for 15 without getting a copyright ban or notice. In fact the 16th year anniversary is coming up mid-June 2021 and for years, I've been telling DJs to stop using these new websites to stream / host their live mixes, but you still wont listen. Now even the biggest website on the planet [TWITCH] is getting hit with claims by the thousands.
If you want to stop having your mixes muted, taken down, or putting yourself in a position where the DMCA claims will come right to your doorstep, then I think it's time we talked.
For now, read the article below. When you're done, use the CONTACT US link in the menu and let's talk about you doing your LIVE STREAM directly through ©Antifmradio.com
Twitch's copyright problem won't go away. In an email shared by esports consultant Rod Breslau, the company warns that it recently received a batch of approximately 1,000 individual DMCA takedown notices. All of the claims involve archived broadcasts, with most featuring streamers listening to music in the background while playing a game or talking to their viewers. In the same message, Twitch says it believes publishers used automated tools to generate the requests, suggesting more are on the way.
Twitch sent out a new email during the night stating they've received 1,000 more DMCA takedown claims from record labels, likely before we see another ban wave. the music industry once again trying their hardest to make the internet a miserable experience pic.twitter.com/DySLlx4YMI
"We recently received a batch of DMCA takedown notifications with about 1,000 individual claims from music publishers," a Twitch spokesperson told Engadget, echoing the email the company sent out. "All of the claims are against VODs, and the vast majority of claims target streamers listening to background music while playing video games or IRL streaming. We want to ensure our creator community is aware that the only way to protect themselves from DMCA notifications is to not stream music — or other copyrighted material — they do not have rights to."
DMCA takedowns have been an ongoing headache for the Twitch community. It all started last summer when the company said it saw a "sudden influx" of takedown notifications. As with this latest episode, most of those involved clips that have been up on the website for several years. Twitch has tried to address the problem first by expanding the amount of free-to-use songs it offers to streamers. It then published a blog post explicitly urging them not to use copyrighted music. As each notice represents a potential strike against an account, another wave of bans could be on the horizon.