Transparency regarding why we're specifically receiving DMCA strikes
I appreciate that copyright exists and I as a creator need to respect those rules however I believe music is an integral part of my streams and my current growth on twitch. I have no problem removing and replacing some songs in my playlist however there has been a tremendous amount of inconsistency when it comes to what parts of my streams are being muted.
I would love a way of knowing which songs and why are getting copyrighted so I have a chance to learn from the problems and not just be told I'm doing something wrong.
I appreciate everything the twitch community has said and done for the past little while about these situations, but I would appreciate a little more transparency considering we're all people.
Just help me out and let me know how I can keep growing in a DMCA friendly environment and not be cut out of the loop of creators.
Thanks Twitch team!
Technically ALL musical works and the recordings are copyrighted. There are only a couple exceptions:
a) songs for which the copyright in the musical work and sound recording have expired and are now in the public domain (this is very unlikely)
b) songs that are specifically licensed as royalty-free by the copyright owner in the musical work and sound recording (such Creative Commons)
c) songs for which you have secured a license with the copyright owner in the musical work and sound recording (this is do-able, but may cost money)
Unless you manage to verify that the songs you are broadcasting fit in one of these categories, then you are at risk of receiving a DMCA takedown notice.