Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has shared an idea on how the Twitch community can come together to fight DMCA claims on their content.
During his recent stream, Asmongold detailed a plan that would see the community raise enough funds to change legislation surrounding fair use.
“You know what we need to do?” Asmongold said. “I’ve seen how much money these politicians cuck out for. These politicians will cuck out for like 20 grand. What we need to do is we need to get money, we need to do a donation goal to get enough money to bribe a politician to change the DMCA laws. That’s what we do, we need to lobby to change the DMCA laws. I think that’s what we do, we fight corruption with corruption.”
Over the past month, Twitch has been cracking down on streamers’ use of copyrighted content on the platform. In the process of doing this, Twitch has issued several strikes and, in some cases, bans to channels of streamers, including partnered content creators.
The community has been vocal with their criticism of this new crackdown that’s seen many creators punished for clips or streams they held weeks, months, or even years prior to the change of guidelines.
Right now, Twitch’s solution to assist streamers with still using music on the platform has been to open beta testing for all streamers to its SoundTrack music service. Acting much like any other music streaming service, SoundTrack has curated free music with the artists’ permission to allow it to be played on stream without being flagged.