When appealing muted music on a VOD, add an option for "Claimant Is Not Actually the Copyright Holder"
I recently had a GB Tetris stream get muted because the copyright bot's song IDing listed "Ikon Ringtones" as the owner of the song.
I can say with full confidence that "Ikon Ringtones" does NOT own Hirokazu Tanaka's 8-bit rendition of a Russian folk song. And that's been the problem for years - bad actors clowning around with copyright claims for video game music they don't own. Not only do establishments like "Ikon Ringtones" get away with it for using video game music as ringtone options, insignificant nobody DJs have also been known to do it when they sample music from a video game and then streamers get muted for nothing more than playing a video game.
It's high time Twitch allows us to appeal muted streams based on the supposed claimant clearly not owning the rights to the music, and puts more manual effort into identifying these bad actors and disqualifying them from further copyright claims without definitive proof that they are the owner of the copyrighted work.
I've had my War Thunder stream get a portion muted for some random nobody's song that absolutely never appeared in the stream. I just recently had my OoT stream muted three times for the Lost Woods, two of them coming from Zay NNA and the last coming from someone named Damon White. Neither of those has any real claim on Legend of Zelda music that Twitch's bot could hit with mutes over, I'm quite certain Nintendo would agree.
The Super Mario Maker community has endured a lot of this from songs like "Baby Koopa is Crying" which muted videos due to the "artist" illegally using samples of Nintendo's audio in their tracks.
Just recently, something more sinister happened to Splatoon streamers - myself included. Some guy named Will Hilton belonging to a music label known as State51 Conspiracy submitted completely unedited copies in their entirety of Nintendo's Splatoon games to the record label and claimed them as his own. I wrote to the label about this issue but have not received a reply yet. Either they're crazy or this is the best publicity stunt ever pulled by a no-name label no one's heard of.
There's no proper way for me, or anyone in this situation, to properly appeal such cases where the claimant is NOT the rights holder and unjustly enriches themselves, forcing me to contact the label and Twitch support.
Was listening to Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country, 1994) and some rapper sampled the song in 2022 and is now claiming the song, when they don't have rights to the original piece. "Something New" by "Samimah Houston The Teacher" is claiming the original piece as their own. I filed a mute appeal as incorrect audio but there is no way to notate the reasoning or provide any additional information at all other than your name/address. Some way to address these situations would be ideal.
My Ocarina of Time VODs are getting muted because random rappers with 10 views on youtube are ripping entire Ocarina of Time songs and rapping to them. Then Twitch detects them as the copyright holder of the actual in-game music of Ocarina of Time. I'm not Nintendo to get these people shut down, but my VODs get muted because they stole music.
Any time I enter the Lost Woods I'm muted for "Zay NNA - Topic Zelda's Tomb", they stole game music and rapped to it.
The main menu music gets me muted for "numb like novocaine (prod xthetic)". Another rapper who stole Zelda music and rapped over it.
I played through the original Final Fantasy VII on my PS5 (not the remake), and I keep getting claimed for this one song that is clearly not present, or has ever been present in my streams, because it samples the victory music and the stupid bot keeps mistaking the victory music and this stupid song and flagging me for it. If it bothered to listen to more than the first 2 literal seconds, it would recognise it as not being that song, but it doesn't, so the VODs keep getting flagged.
I have used music provided by Epidemic Sound. It is a music service that allows you to play the music on YouTube videos and Twitch streams if you have a subscription for it (which I do). And for some reason my audio got muted on my last stream. It shouldn't have happened because I have full permission to use the music from that service.
I use Sega vocaloid music such like hatsune miku,which is free use in Japan,why punishment by American?
Chiming in to say that this happened to me with music from Ocarina of Time. Putting a beat behind Saria's Song doesn't make it your song. Absolutely bad faith and infuriating that I should have to go through the hassle to unflag my VOD for this. Too bad Nintendo doesn't catch wind of this nonsense.
I am absolutely agree for this. I just got muted from the song title Home, which the original artist is Mo Falk& OVSKY. The original artist allow streamer use their music on live stream. The system mute my video and claim the music had owned by somebody else which is not the original artist.
I Agree with this. I've been using royalty-free music from 2019 for over 3 years now. On Jan 1st of this year (2022) a person uploaded a remix of the music. And now I'm getting muted audio as it's saying this person who uploaded the song with royalty-free music is the owner of it. really annoying I cannot appeal using the evidence I have
to add I use bensounds better days found here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB9rRKHi42w :
which was uploaded in 2019...
but I'm getting muted audio for Better Day Sh Sadequs Haque ft. Trey Fowler
which was uploaded THIS YEAR in 2022...
this is a serious issue
Every single VOD and Highlight that contains the song I use for starting/brb/ending is muted by "Crookst" I've googled them and looked them up on Twitch they seem to be a Minecraft streamer, so I don't understand why they're claiming music that is not theirs or what they get out of it. For clarification, the song I use is a scraped song made by Corpse, I had it before he even released it because he leaked it and he's specifically stated he doesn't care if anyone uses his stuff, he thinks it's dumb to stop people from hearing your music that's why he hasn't signed with a label. Every. Single. VOD. is muted by this "Crookst" tho and I don't understand. I appeal every time, and it gets unmuted so Twitch KNOWS that it's not correct, yet they continue to mute me for it just so I can appeal. It would be so much less work for them just to remove the fakers. It would save both of us trouble
This keeps happening.
WOW! I didn't realize this was a thing! Uh, Twitch? Hello?
This is definitely a problem. In more and more Streams and VODs I get muted while using the famous and major copyright free song "Danger Snow" from "Dan Henig" and it gets claimed by "Soch - Kapil". That DJ / Rapper took that free NCM song and laid a rap over it and now VODs get wrongfully muted and claimed because he tries to license NCM Music with his mixes!
That's a general problem! This should not be possible. We as Streamers try to use NCM Tracks to avoid Claims and Strikes and now they get claimed because someone tries to make money of it because everybody uses these NCM.
So: How can it be that major NCM Tracks get claimed by fake Copyright Holders? (or: twitch needs to distinguish ncm free track parts)
I definitely got this many times, and it took me a ton of time to mail twitch and finally get a non-generated response, but nothing actually came of it.
I spend a great deal of time finding music that is completely free to use in stream, yet I get flagged because someone is trying to abuse the material those creators so graciously allow us to use.
It's infuriating to me that there isn't at least a flagging system for misuse. I understand that there might not always be a legal basis for DMCA related action, but if a lot of people falg something, you could at least look at it and kick people out that are trying to take advantage of people like this.
Yep, I got hit with this. Daniyyel Valenzuela and I both used a portion of the same royalty-free track available on YouTube, but since he's a recording artist, he gets to claim it's part of his song.
This needs to be an option. I've streamed with public domain recordings of classical music (as provided by the Musopen 501(c)(3) charity) and the VOD has been muted because it thinks it's a different recording.
Seeing as these recordings are in the public domain, I should be able to stream with them, but I can't, as my VODs get muted because the AI detects the wrong copyright holder and there is no option to appeal this.
Additionally, I've noticed that if you try to contact support about DMCA, as soon as you choose the DMCA sub-category, it redirects you to an FAQ page (which doesn't provide any help) meaning you can never submit the support request!
So there really is no way to tell Twitch that the claimant isn't the copyright holder, and you are blocked from using Public Domain recordings of classical music if you want your VODs to have audio.
I got muted for playing "Evil Mario" by Madmal while playing Super Mario World. They clearly sampled regular Mario music. It's ridiculous.
I sing opera on twitch (with live or record piano accompaniment to which I hold the rights), and my VODs have been muted for arias by Mozart and Gounod (all in the public domain obviously) because the twitch algorithm matched them with recordings of living sopranos with orchestras (responsibility of their record label). I have appealed and emailed twitch support, have yet to get an actual human response. Thank you for this idea! I hope it helps!
Have had this happen with multiple songs on multiple steams all from highly reputable artists, then some clown posts the copyright free music as their own on youtube and my Twitch streams get muted, absolutely ridiculous that there is no proper way to appeal it with the limited options. Just about ready to move to a different streaming platform entriely, ***** these clown enablers.