The music trade has taken one other step towards a authorized combat with Twitch

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Amazon obtained a “blistering” letter final Thursday about copyright infringement and Twitch’s nonexistent licensing offers with main music rights holders, Selection studies. The letter was signed by organizations together with the Recording Trade Affiliation of America (RIAA), the Recording Academy, the Nationwide Music Publishers Affiliation, the American Affiliation of Unbiased Music, SAG-AFTRA, and extra.

The doc accuses Twitch of permitting streamers to play copyrighted music with out getting the right licensing to take action. (Music copyright is a thorny, sophisticated topic; if you wish to play music to audiovisual content material, you want no less than two completely different licenses to do it legally: a synchronization license and a mechanical license.)…

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