Negotiate With Game Devs
So I would 1st like to point out that there's a lot of missing links on the DMCA talk.
Most of these have to do with the Categories being streamed and what those Categories have Pre-Built in them.
A fine example of this is with EA and 2K and all the EA and 2K Sports Games.
These games contain 1 Major Flaw that will impact the DMCA and that is the Game Soundtrack Music.
For many years the In-Game Music in the Sports Games are all gonna be DMCA Hits as the music is picked by the Athlete(s) on the Cover Art to the Game(s).
If I was to look at an EA Sports Game and I see the Soundtrack has some of my favourite artists in it. I'm gonna be unhappy because I'll have to disable that In-Game Music.
Now think if it's the Athlete(s) who picked the music to be in the game and they chose to become a streamer on Twitch. They're gonna be unhappy and say "I picked this music to be in the game and because of DMCA I can't even listen to my jams?" Now you've lost another Content Creator.
You see this a lot with the UFC and the Impact Wrestling Channels on Twitch. All the fighters have their own Entrance Music they walk out to before they fight. This is Technically a Copyright on it's own as the entrance music picked by the fighter was Licensed to the Broadcasts Or Game(s) so the fighter can hype up the crowd.
Now take that into a Perspective as a Content Creator who's big into watching the Combat Sports. They've acquired the game and have chosen to start a Content Series where they're gonna make their own custom character and go down a career path in the game to achieve a goal.
The creator may be facing an AI Character for the other Fighter. But the same time, these other fighter(s) have the same music they enter to on the Broadcast put into the game.
Now the Creator's in a bit of a pickle. They're not supposed to be playing Copyright Music on their stream. But at the same time, it's unskippable as it's part of a cutscene in that game and therefore they're hit with a DMCA notice. What's going to happen to this Creator now that they've been going for over <Time Span> with the game and then they are hit with a DMCA because the game did it to them?
This needs to be brought to the attention of the Game Devs even more than Creators. If the game Devs are putting the music into the Game(s) and the Creator(s) are the ones being punished because of the music. Then this needs an appeal to ensure all creators are secured and have the freedom of the In-Game Music on their content.
This still doesn't even hit how much harder it is for the Rhythm Game Creators.
Heck! Even Creators who do Art always have music playing on their stream. I personally enjoy the Music while I'm doing art as It's a form of Inspiration to something I may create live on stream.
Prime example of myself using music with what may include DMCA Music. I'm a Multimedia Artist who does Film and Photography along with Video Editing and Graphical Arts. On Saturday 09/18/2021, I went out to a bar for the 1st time in a long time to see some Live music that my friends were performing. My friends are part of an 80's Hair Metal Tribute Band. So every song would technically be a DMCA hit on my end. But the issue of this part is that I was the person behind the camera filming a subject. I then took this subject and started to Edit the video and add in graphics and remix the Audio Levels. Just by me doing this is a DMCA? That doesn't seem fair as it's a form of inspiration to a Work of Art I'm working on at that time.
I personally was on a Long Twitter Thread earlier on 09/28/2021 where multiple Content Creators I stream with said "I really wish I could play <Game Title> on Stream. But at least 1/2 of the music in the game would give me a DMCA.