Fortnite held its Nexus War finale live event and had players around the world take on Galactus in an epic battle, but the use of AC/DC’s Demon Fire during one sequence has caused Twitch to warn those who streamed the event that their clips may be at risk of a DMCA takedown.
Following the event, which you can see below, @TwitchSupport tweeted out that “If you streamed the Fortnite Nexus War event, and you want to be cautious about DMCA risk from the music in that event, consider exporting/downloading and then deleting any related VODs or Clips.”
@FortniteStatus gave the warning a bit before the event, saying that even it “cannot prevent your VOD/clip content from getting flagged by the platform’s copyright detection systems.” It recommended muting the VoDs or turning them off completely. Streamer DrLupo semi-jokingly tweeted in response that this was the reason he “muted it today and had chat sing country roads.”
This is another chapter in the saga of issues streamers have had with DMCA takedowns in 2020. Amidst these problem, Twitch has acknowledged that it handled the DMCA controversy poorly and put streamers at risk of losing their accounts because they played licensed music during their broadcasts that would then become at-risk VoDs.
The Fortnite Galactus event culminated in Fortnite being taken down in preparation for Chapter 2 – Season 5. Fortnite’s Twitter is currently teasing what players can expect ahead of Season 5 debut.
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