When we saw headlines about Twitch publishing its first ever transparency report, our news antenna started pinging. Would this be a chance to get data on how many copyright takedowns the service has been hit by from music rightsholders?

When other tech firms have published similar reports, they have included takedowns in the data. Unfortunately, the answer in Twitch’s case is negative for now.

Its transparency report focuses on safety rather than copyright, with stats for action taken in response to reports about hateful conduct, sexual harassment, violence, terrorist propaganda, adult content and spam, for example. Music and copyright are not mentioned. It’s still a useful insight into how Twitch handles moderation on the safety side of things.

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Stuart Dredge

Music Ally's Head of Insight

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