the current state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel cut off the live Metallica concert to play 8bit folk music to avoid DMCA pic.twitter.com/sCn56So8Ee
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 19, 2021
It would appear that Twitch did not obtain the proper rights to allow the music to be played on its channel. Fortunately, the concert and its music played as expected on other Twitch channels like Blizzard’s own and the official BlizzCon livestream on YouTube.
DMCA takedowns have been a huge issue for Twitch streamers recently, and Twitch even admitted that it has handled this situation poorly and promised that better tools are on the way.
Besides this funny moment, BlizzCon 2021 has already provided some big news and reveals, including Diablo 2 Resurrected, Diablo 4’s Rogue class, 55 new Overwatch 2 details, and so much more.As of this writing, Day 2 of BlizzCon is underway, and you can catch up on all the best announcements in our BlizzCon 2021 roundup.
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