Twitch's report tool for ordinary users in DMCA violation cases
Twitch's complaints system is completely ineffective in dealing with DMCA violations.
It's part of Twitch's rules, that Twitch considers complaints against DMCA violations only from copyright holders. But how copyright holders could reach small channels, for 5-10 viewer? Of course they can't! And any day, any night i can see a dozens of active channels that broadcast movies and TV series without any rights to do so, grossly violating their user agreements with Twitch and DMCA, but i can't even report them for this.
If I want to complain about a violation of DMCA, I'm redirected to pages with lists of rules and procedures, the essence of which is that only the copyright holder or his representative can send such complaints. This mean, in fact, that i, simple user, one of thousands and millions, have no option to report about violation of DMCA.
What should I do when I see such a violation?
I think, Twitch should allow all users, regardless of their status and connections with copyright holders, to complain about the violation of DMCA.
Perhaps this could be in the form of a complaint of alleged copyright infringement that would not require the complainer to be a representative of the copyright owner. Such suspicions of copyright infringement would be dealt with in the usual way, but still it is better than now, when such a complaint simply cannot be filed.
I think it's abnormal that Twitch created rules that ordinary users, the backbone of a healthy community, can't complain about breaking.
I think it's abnormal when ordinary users, the backbone of a healthy community, cannot complain about clear violations of the rules that Twitch itself created. If users are prohibited from streaming movies and series, give people the opportunity to report violations of this rule, even if the complainant is not the copyright holder or its legal representative.
With best regards, I hope Twitch will not remain indifferent to the problem that I have identified.