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    Relevant Update  ·  Twitch responded

    We’re happy to announce that we have released an additional update to address these concerns. Streamers can now prevent their banned users from watching their livestreams. You can find and turn on this feature in the Moderation settings section of the Creator Dashboard, through the “Stop banned users from viewing stream” toggle.

    Please note, this update 1). does not prevent users from watching livestreams from an incognito window or while logged out and 2). does not prevent users from viewing VODs, clips or highlights. We plan to explore extending the functionality of bans further, including but not limited to preventing VOD and clip playback.

    In addition, we’ve made an update so that users that are blocked will now automatically be blocked from watching a streamer’s livestreams.

    We will leave this thread open for your other points regarding preventing view of other content types and account creation.

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    ZeoICGF commented  · 

    Yes! there should be a stream ban as well as a chat ban. I can only assume twitch doesn't allow this for ONE reason and ONLY one reason.

    DCMA BS. If smaller streamers had the ability to completely block, they could block any known music and movie sniffer bots, and hence effectively be able to completely evade DMCA strikes.

    Fighting the supposed losses of living life normally for your cooperate overlords, should NEVER be prioritized over customer needs and safety. Copyright music in streams, unless being used as the SOLE focus of the stream, hurts no one, and is part of normal life!