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As music rightsholders step up the licensing pressure on livestreaming platforms like Twitch, game streamers on those services – and the developers of those games – are having to deal with the implications.

For example, the developers of one of the big Q4 game releases, Cyberpunk 2077, have warned that some of its music may trigger DMCA strikes if people are using it for their livestreams and videos – note, YouTube is just as relevant here as Twitch.

“Fix is on the way but until then, we’d like to ask you to mute music in the game’s settings entirely. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused,” they tweeted yesterday. The developers of other games, including Fortnite, have added music-muting features for streaming for similar reasons recently.

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