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Did You Stream Fortnite's Nexus War? Twitch Support Warns all 130K Streamers of DMCA Violation Risk

Have You Been a Bad, Bad Streamer?

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In a “gentle” reminder from Twitch Support via tweet, players that streamed today’s Fortnite Season 4 finale are at risk of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The risk, are indicated by the support team revolves around the music utilized during the event.

Fortnite is generally one of the most streamed games, often possessing simultaneous streams of over a hundred thousand players during peak times. Fortnite’s Nexus War just happened to be one of those times with over 127K channels streaming the game, based on twitchtracker stats.

According to Twitch Support, all of those streamers should remove their videos from the platform, or risk a warning violation, or worse, suspension of their account as their rules state – for repeat offenders:

 It is also our policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers–i.e., a person who on multiple occasions has been accused of infringing the rights of others.

Nexus War was a tremendous crossover between Fortnite and the Marvel Universe, with Galactus rearing his enormous purple head during the finale, no doubt piquing the interest of gamers and comic fans alike. Thus far the response to Twitch Support’s call for removal of the videos has been met with ire to say the least.


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Steven Weber

Steven has been a writer at MMORPG.COM since 2017. A lover of many different genres, he finds he spends most of his game time in action RPGs, and talking about himself in 3rd person on his biography page.