Twitch, the increasingly popular platform for streaming electronic gaming sessions, owned by Amazon, does not escape the claims made by different copyright entities, when they observe the use of some of their copyrighted material in the transmissions of users through their respective channels.
So the platform wants to make it easier for so-called streamers to avoid the extreme of having to remove channels that are affected by the continuous removal requests received for copyright infringement.
According to an email the platform has sent to streamers, the email informs them of new tools that will be coming in the second half of this year, according to the roadmap, to give streamers more control over how they manage their content.
With these, streamers will not only be able to see in their inboxes the DMCA requests received for the removal of content on their respective channels, but also the number of copyright warnings they have also received in this regard.
In this case, streamers will be able to remove their posts individually, in batches of 20 at a time, or all existing posts at once, thus avoiding the extreme of having to see their channels suspended indefinitely.
The same email makes it clear that the arrival of these tools is a direct result of the wave of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests streamers received last year.
These tools will give streamers more control over how they are forced to manage the content on their channels in accordance with the requests and warnings they receive, including various methods of sorting content in order to remove content that may jeopardise the continuity of their respective channels.
What is worth asking is why all these tools have not been brought in in the past, now that competition is greater, where any platform worth its salt will try to retain its own creators and encourage the arrival of new ones who bring more value to the platform with their content.