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Resi Respati

Resi Respati

Web developer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.


I still stand by my stance that blaming Twitch and YouTube re: the recent "DMCA Bloodbath" is misguided, when this is literally the mindset of the RIAA.

But do note that I'm not letting Twitch away scot-free. They've long needed better tools to prevent stuff like this, and they've been caught sleeping when the Music Industry™ decided to take advantage of the pandemic to make a quick buck.

Moreover, an ex-Twitch engineer recently spilled the beans, pointing out that the system Twitch has to handle DMCA takedown requests hasn't seen much change since the Justin.tv days!

YouTube had to go through the exact same thing many years ago, and as a result has developed a far more robust system than that of Twitch.

Is it perfect? No. Is it transparent? Way more than Twitch, at the very least.

Twitch has been caught sleeping. It's time for them to step up their game, and scramble to put together a more robust system to help deal with DMCA takedowns and music copyrights.

It'll be a long, hard journey, but it's necessary, since many livelihoods are at stake.