xQc Finds a Way to Counter Potential Twitch DMCA Bans

Twitch streamer Felix Lengyel aka xQc has found a way that might have saved him from potential Twitch DMCA bans.

Twitch streamer xQc has become one of the most popular streamers on the platform these days. However, despite being massively popular, he also had to deal with his fair share of suspensions from the platform. Earlier in August, xQc faced his fifth ban from the platform and it turns out that he was banned because of watching the Olympics live on stream.

Some fans have wondered that xQc might be permanently banned from the platform considering he got banned for the fifth time but that didn’t happen as mere hours after getting suspended on Twitch, he was unbanned and his channel has been reinstated.

Now, during his most recent live broadcast, it seems like xQc has discovered a way to counter further headaches and having to deal with DMCA bans.

He discovered a new setting that removes music from videos of previous streams. With the help of Twitch, there was a new setting which is a new OBS change and it will allow streamers on the platform to listen to music without having the music show up in the vods later on. This new settings change will help streamers in the long run in avoiding being struck for listening to copyrighted music. The most impressive part of the new feature is that it doesn’t change the streamer’s voice in the VOD, meaning just the music will be removed.

Upon discovering about the new setting, Twitch streamer xQc was completely shocked as he learned that it totally worked. He exclaimed; “Oh damn! It works! That’s a big deal.” Hopefully, this will allow streamers to upload their vods without having to worry about backdate DMCA issues.

Faqs

As mentioned earlier, Twitch has a three-strike policy for DMCA takedowns. Your first offense results in a 24-hour ban, your second strike causes a 24-hour to seven-day ban, and your third means an indefinite or permanent ban on Twitch.06-Jul-2021

DMCA takedown notifications can affect your ability to stream because we, as part of our efforts to comply with the DMCA and similar global laws, issue and track copyright strikes and ban the accounts of those who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.11-Nov-2020

Will I get banned for music if it’s played in a game? No. Music rights have been removed in games, and such content is allowed for public use.

Term Explanation
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Twitch takedown This means that Twitch will delete any content that infringes on someone’s copyright
A ban You may get a temporary ban from the platform. It usually lasts 24 hours

The copyright holder of the song finds out and sends Twitch a DMCA takedown notification. Generally, without warning to the (allegedly) infringing Twitch user, once the complaint has been verified, Twitch will remove the allegedly infringing content and issue a DMCA notice to the (allegedly) infringing Twitch user.16-Aug-2021

Conclusion

Twitch streamer Felix Lengyel aka xQc has found a way that might have saved him from potential Twitch DMCA bans. Twitch streamer xQc has become one of the most popular streamers on the platform these days. However, despite being massively popular, he also had to deal with

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