Friday, March 5, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 devs warn streamers to turn off all music to avoid DMCA strikes – The Verge


CD Projekt Reds (CDPR) highly prepared for brand-new roleplaying game Cyberpunk 2077 is having a bit of a rough release, and now you can add prospective copyright issues while streaming to its list of launch-day missteps. The designer states until it has a fix all set, any possible Twitch banners must switch off all in-game music to prevent any strikes on their channel.

It has actually pertained to our attention that there are additional instances in the game which may put a DMCA strike on your channel. Repair is on the method but till then, we d like to ask you to mute music in the video games settings entirely. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience triggered.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 10, 2020

The designer first alerted possible streamers on Wednesday, prior to Cyberpunk 2077 officially launched in all areas, that a certain song (CDPR didnt state which one) during the games “Braindance” sequences may activate a Digital Millennium Copyright Act strike. If youre utilizing the particular in-game setting designed to toggle off copyrighted music for this specific factor, thats even.

Today CDPR says that the problem might be larger than it initially recognized, and its now recommending streamers turn off in-game music completely due to “additional instances in the video game which might put a DMCA strike on your channel.” CDPR states a repair is on the method, but its not an ideal situation to need to disable all music (both copyrighted and original tracks) when streaming the game simply to prevent tripping the automated detection systems that protect copyrighted works.

Braindance is a sort of memory replay worldwide of Cyberpunk 2077. It appears the 2 sequences you play through as part of the main story feature both a copyrighted song and also some kind of bug that prevents that tune from getting toggled off with the in-game setting choice. CDPR encouraged just turning sound off during the Braindance portions of the video game to prevent getting a DMCA strike on your channel.

Hopefully the developer releases a patch quickly to remedy the problem since without it, any Twitch streams of Cyberpunk 2077 are going to be awfully quiet for the future.

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