Twitch Continues to “Jam” Videos

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The fight against copyright infringement is still lasting on Twitch service, but now sound blocking can be appealed

 

Twitch Continues to “Jam” Videos

The fight against copyright infringement is still lasting on Twitch service, but now sound blocking can be appealed.

As it is known, recently Twitch video service launched a new Audible Magic system for audio identification of the copyrighted materials. A similar system previously "walked" across YouTube service and closed access to many videos, including gaming. Concerning this innovation in Twitch, the system completely "jams" sound in any video if there are five or more seconds of "licensed" audio record in it (for example, sounds of some well-known songs). Of course, a lot of records of gaming streams happened to be among them, what cause a storm of gamers’ outrage.

Twitch management responded to the indignation of streamers and their audience very soon. Henceforth there will be a special button allowing to "appeal" the blocking of audio materials in Twitch. Any user, who thinks that his/her video was blocked without proper reasoning, will be able to try to restore the status quo just by one click on this "magic" button.

By the way, the Audible Magic system blocks only VOD-videos, but its functionality doesn’t cover the "live" streams.

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