Live streaming veteran Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has revealed how close to the Twitch ban he has received three copyright warnings during the ongoing DMCA controversy.
Recent weeks and months have seen some Twitch streamers be forced to remove countless hours of previous VODs and clips in order to avoid receiving copyright warnings and, ultimately, banned from the platform.
Many have called for the platform to do more to protect streamers and their content, but it seems Twitch has given up. The general response from streamers is to remove old content from Twitch and re-upload it to other platforms where the risk of accumulating copyright warnings is much lower.
Despite having been on the platform full-time since 2012, Summit has been hit as hard as any other streamers. In fact, it looks like he is on an extremely fine line at the moment, confirming on November 7 that he has received a lot of warnings.
“It’s getting serious, I have to be honest,” he said, when asked by a viewer about the situation. “I have DMCA three times already. And I had to send out emails like ‘Yo, I started this deletion process, I need these things reverted.’ I assume something happened because I wasn’t banned and I’m on three hits. “
Most of the DMCA’s claims are related to the music contained in old broadcasts and it seems that no one is safe, even the streamers who have been on the platform for nearly a decade. For example, Pokimane, the most watched female streamer in the world, was also forced to remove all of her VODs from the platform.
When a viewer suggested that he be protected due to his popularity on the platform, Summit explained his concerns. “When it comes to being sued by the music industry, or removing the streamer that caused that lawsuit, I don’t know the man, I’m a bit worried.”
He went on to explain that it would be “quite a turnaround, if suddenly I couldn’t work for Twitch anymore, it would be a curve. I’m not really sure what I will do after that.
Will Summit be able to dodge the ban although there are still plenty of warnings left, but it would certainly be important news if a streamer in tenure and his popularity receives a suspension. For now, we’ll have to hope his emails keep him on the right side of any DMCA segment.