Twitch's DMCA rules are completely ruining IRL streams - Dexerto

Twitch’s DMCA rules are completely ruining IRL streams

Published: 16/Nov/2020 19:23

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch has been under fire for weeks now as more and more streamers fall victim to DMCA takedowns, resulting in suspensions from the platform. Now, things have gotten so ridiculous that even IRL streams are being ruined because streamers are afraid to broadcast.

According to Twitch, the recent DMCA controversy began after the platform was spammed by DMCA notifications from representatives for major record labels.

While Twitch advised streamers to stop playing licensed music while broadcasting, they even went as far as to suggest muting gameplay if music is being played.

With all these warnings and cause for concern, IRL streamers are feeling the heat, too. In fact, some broadcasts are being ruined because they’re afraid of getting hit by DMCA strikes if music plays in the background.

During a November 16 broadcast, Twitch star ‘Nmplol’ was shopping at a Whole Foods, but had an epiphany before he could even buy anything.

“Oh my God,” he realized. “There’s music in the ceiling.”

Malena chimed in and started wondering if this meant they had to leave the building. “I think we do!”

“Is there always music in grocery stores?” she pondered. “The more we stand here the worse it’s going to get.”

Eventually, the two ended up leaving the store and putting the stream on pause. Once outside, Nmplol dug into the issues with streaming now.

“It might be GGs with the music,” he sighed. “Unless we go like outside hiking or something. But when it comes to going any place, I say we wait a couple months until this DMCA sh*t gets resolved or something changes, really.”

As Malena even referenced, IRL streams are just as vulnerable as traditional broadcasts when it comes to DMCA takedowns.

Notably, Jake ‘Jake’n’Bake’ Abramson was in danger of losing his channel because a Kanye West song played when he “passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background.”

Hopefully, Twitch can get these issues revolved and work out some sort of an agreement so that IRL streams can go back to the way they were before the DMCA madness.


James Charles teases huge Among Us game with Corpse, Dream, Pokimane & more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:29

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles may have just teased one of the biggest games of Among Us we’ve seen yet, tagging massively popular personalities like Corpse Husband, Dream, and many more.

InnerSloth’s whodunnit-style game took over the entire internet last year — two years after its initial release — due to its group-based gameplay and hilarious moments that can arise at any time as players attempt to determine the impostor in their midst.

In that timeframe, quite a few content creators also rose to prominence in part because of their hilarious Among Us playthroughs, with the likes of Corpse Husband and more gaining millions of subscribers.

Since then, internet personalities from the “mainstream” have even jumped in on the trend, as seen when TikTok star Addison Rae tried her hand at the game with Dream and Quackity.

James Charles teases among us lobby
Innersloth’s viral video game has become a viral internet sensation two years after its initial release.

Now, makeup mogul James Charles is getting in on the hype, and he’s bringing some of the game’s most popular players along with him for a huge lobby that will undoubtedly score an impressive amount of viewers.

On February 25, James Charles sent out a surprising tweet that tagged some of Among Us’s biggest names: Dream, Corpse Husband, GeorgeNotFound, Valkyrae, Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Sykkuno, TommyInnit, Quackity, and Karl Jacobs, to be exact.

“Y’all ready for tomorrow?” he asked — and while it’s not 100% certain that an Among Us lobby is exactly what he’s got in mind for February 26, it certainly seems to be that way, considering the sheer number of players he tagged who have quite a history with the game.

At the time of writing, Charles’ tweet has certainly amped up the hype, garnering over 32k likes and counting as more and more of the tagged players chime in.

Charles himself has a fairly decent Among Us track record of sorts, having played an “IRL” version of the game with fellow YouTube stars before. That being said, these players could be grouping up for something similar, although considering the current health crisis, a virtual Among Us lobby seems more probable.

There’s no set time for their broadcast just yet, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on for those interested in seeing what sort of antics this star-studded squad will get into in just 24 hours’ time.