Twitch Blocking In-Game Music

Twitch is looking to stop copyright material which will result in in-game audio being blocked. This will bring up some very poor viewers unless a deal is worked out for select video game releases.

Twitch has announced that they are cracking down on copyright material which means those who are streaming videos will no longer be able to though the same goes with in-game audio.

Software has been added into Twitch where any copyright material, even soundtracks within the game that is owned by other artists, will be muted. Though users through Twitch will be able to appeal any copyright strikes against them.

We’ve partnered with Audible Magic, which works closely with the recorded music industry, to scan past and future VODs for music owned or controlled by clients of Audible Magic. This includes in-game and ambient music. When music in the Audible Magic database is detected (“Flagged Content”), the affected portion of the VOD will be muted and volume controls for that VOD will be turned off. Additionally, past broadcasts and highlights with Flagged Content are exportable but will remain muted.

The Audible Magic technology will scan for third party music in 30 minute blocks — if Audible Magic does not detect its clients’ music, that portion of the VOD will not be muted. If third party audio is detected anywhere in the 30-minute scanned block, the entire 30 minutes will be muted.