xQc risks a Twitch ban following accidental FIFA World Cup 2022 highlights stream – Despite restrictions Twitch streaming star, xQc always puts himself at risk of getting a DMCA strike watching copyrighted content on stream. However, this time around xQc runs the risk of getting banned from the purple platform, after accidentally streaming footage from the Qatar World Cup. Check out more details about the incident below.
During a live stream on November 21, xQc stepped away from his computer just as a YouTube video was about to end. This caused the autoplay countdown to decrease to 0 before starting the next video. Since the commencement of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on November 20, xQc has seen a variety of FIFA-related materials with his live audience. Even while live streaming may be legal for some of these videos, YouTube autoplay certain important highlights from England’s match versus Iran, which could result in a DMCA strike against xQc’s account given the website’s policies.
xQc risks a Twitch ban following accidental FIFA World Cup 2022 highlights stream
According to Twitch’s DMCA information page, it “may disable a live stream and/or suspend an account if the claimed infringement is continuing at the time we receive the rights holder’s notification.” They also say: “You are responsible for ensuring that you have the rights to live stream or store copyrighted material on Twitch.” If a DMCA complaint is made, Twitch must delete the infringing content right away.
Twitch streamers have experienced DMCA violations before, as evidenced by the suspension of well-known streamers like Pokimane and Disguised Toast for a few days after streaming copyrighted material. When he was watching the Olympics in July 2021, even xQc received a copyright strike.
It’s unknown whether xQc will be suspended for this unintentional error or Twitch will overlook it given the YouTube autoplay at the conclusion of videos, despite the fact that the well-known streamer has continued to use the platform since his FIFA highlight blunder.