Popular Twitch streamer Lirik's channel temporarily suspended for "UEFA live streaming" infringement

After reaching out to "the right people", the ban was lifted.

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Lirik, a Twitch streamer with over two million followers, was temporarily suspended earlier today. This type of thing happens pretty regularly on the platform, but Lirik was a bit confused as to the reason this time around.

Copyright strikes, something that content creators have to be constantly aware of on Twitch, YouTube, and other similar platforms, are largely dished out via an automated system but individuals or entities can strike content they feel infringes on content they own the rights to. Platforms unfortunately tend to implement these strikes immediately on many cases, without investigating the validity beforehand. Another issue is, these particular strikes can build up to a person losing their account altogether and this could be a gigantic setback for creators of all levels.

Lirik followed up the tweet by stating that Twitch needs to "follow through legally when a DMCA like this happens". He's currently streaming and, it turns out, he "talked to the right people" to discover that it was a DMCA takedown with no evidence/occurence of the reason given. Thus, the ban was lifted. We'll have to see if Lirik or any other content creators take additional steps to prevent something like this from happening. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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      September 10, 2018 3:26 PM

      on call of duty black ops day no less, these streamers make a ton of money so its not a big deal but theres definitely loss revenue from not being able to stream. maybe the big streamers shouldnt get automated bans, they always have like a billion twitch staff just lurking anyways they could easily double check for 2 seconds if theres an actual copyright situation

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      September 10, 2018 3:27 PM

      Fucking unproven DMCA takedown, what horseshit. Lol

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        September 10, 2018 4:58 PM

        Sony music does this a ton with YouTube. So shitty and it’ll be original music from independent artists. Someone posted something on reddit about why they quit their 100k subs YouTube channel. Said the 3 strikes rule kept happening because any time a big song from Sony came out they’d get a few copyright strikes. Theorizes it’s to reduce competition to up their shit.