As a part of BlizzConline‘s opening ceremony on Friday, Blizzard Leisure had the favored rock band Metallica play dwell music. Broadly talking, this appears to have gone off and not using a hitch, besides on the official Twitch Gaming channel the place the sound was rapidly changed with one thing fully completely different in what seems to have been an try and keep away from a DMCA takedown that’s in the end very, very humorous.
Notably, the opening ceremony live performance seems to have gone via simply fantastic on different official channels, together with Blizzard’s personal. For no matter motive, plainly the Twitch Gaming channel itself might not have had the rights to the efficiency and thus erred on the facet of warning by changing the music with some type of folksy instrumental music quite than Metallica enjoying.
the present state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel lower off the dwell Metallica live performance to play 8bit folks music to keep away from DMCA pic.twitter.com/sCn56So8Ee
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 19, 2021
Whereas the alternative is, on its face, extraordinarily hilarious, DMCA takedowns have change into a severe problem on the livestreaming platform during the last yr. In case you are one way or the other not acquainted, DMCA takedowns consequence from somebody being caught enjoying one thing (nearly universally music) that they don’t have the rights to, and whereas this has been a possible supply of complications for years and years, Twitch DMCA takedowns have dramatically elevated during the last yr.
BlizzConline, which started Friday and concluded yesterday, was Blizzard Leisure‘s digital annual occasion, and as common, it included quite a few completely different bulletins about upcoming video video games like Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. You’ll be able to try all of our earlier protection of BlizzConline proper right here.
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