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Post YouTube acquisition, Twitch stops the use of unauthorized music

Twitch clamps down on the use of music in videos, with many users obviously not very happy about this (NASDAQ:GOOG)

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:33 am

When YouTube acquired Twitch in a deal worth a huge $1 billion, people knew the hammer would be coming down on the use of music within their videos. Well, today is the day, with the now Google-owned service now using audio monitoring tools in gamers' videos.

 

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These tools are similar to what Google uses on its YouTube videos, which looks for copyrighted music in archived videos of users' videos. The software will scan 30-minute sections of videos, and if it finds any unauthorized music within that 30-minute block, the entire 30 seconds is completely muted. It's still muted even if the music was playing for ten seconds within that 30 minute video, too.

 

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Live broadcasts remain unaffected, with this being limited to the video-on-demand content. People are not happy about it, taking to Twitter to blast Twitch and Google about this new, large change.

NEWS SOURCES:Kotaku.com.au

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