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Is That Stadia Director Actually Right? Why Streamers Should Worry (VL345) Virtual Legality

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"Streamers worried about getting their content pulled because they used music they didn't pay for should be more worried by the fact that they're streaming games they didn't pay for as well. It's all gone as soon as publishers decide to enforce it."

Alex Hutchinson, Stadia Creative Director - October 22, 2020
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With Twitch causing thousands of streamers to purge their videos and clips at the behest of the music industry (and under threat of DMCA takedown), Stadia creative director Alex Hutchinson decided to throw in his own two cents, castigating those streamers complaining about the process and suggesting that what they should really be worried about is that they were not currently getting the licenses they needed to even stream the games themselves.

The problem? He's right.

But not in the way that he thinks.

Let's dive in.

Just being right doesn't always make you right...in Virtual Legality.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/brfG76V2DEo

#Streamers #Licenses #Twitch

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Discussed in this episode:

"Streamers worried about getting their content pulled..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick)
https://twitter.com/BangBangClick/status/1319305552560836609

"Understanding DMCA Takedowns (amidst Twitch's Recent...Troubles) (VL344)"
YouTube Video - October 22, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/t2GU5oaAL1A

"Google distances itself from Stadia creative director's comments"
Gamasutra - October 22, 2020 - Kris Graft
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/372420/Google_distances_itself_from_Stadia_creative_directors_comments.php

"Is Streaming Among Us...Illegal? (VL332)"
YouTube Video - October 6, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/sNRk_BV5rFg

Steam Subscriber Agreement
Updated August 28, 2020
https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

"Streaming, Copyright Infringement, and Fair Use (Virtual Legality #177)"
YouTube Video - February 19, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/vTjsKrC3tOE

"Legal Jibber Jabber"
Riot Games Website - Last Updated: August 2018
https://www.riotgames.com/en/legal

"Folks, the real discussion today should be about just how poorly content creators are treated in EULAs...."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319357564627406851

Jackbox Website
https://www.jackboxgames.com/

Jackbox "Streamers"
https://www.jackboxgames.com/streamers/

Jackbox "Terms of Service"
Updated - January 26, 2018
https://www.jackboxgames.com/terms-of-service/

"What is the average streamer supposed to do?"
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319359891107205127

"It is INSANE that [Twitch] informs partners they deleted their content..."
Tweet - October 20, 2020 - Devin (@DevinNash)
https://twitter.com/DevinNash/status/1318621892933087234

"My primary position is that the publishers/developers have (rightly) seen the value in streaming..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319342399286628352

"We believe that Publishers and Creators have a wonderful symbiotic relationship..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz)
https://twitter.com/Fwiz/status/1319378835125628928


***
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

***
Twitter: @hoeglaw
Web: hoeglaw.com
Blog: hoeglaw.wordpress.com
STORE: https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store

"Streamers worried about getting their content pulled because they used music they didn't pay for should be more worried by the fact that they're streaming games they didn't pay for as well. It's all gone as soon as publishers decide to enforce it."

Alex Hutchinson, Stadia Creative Director - October 22, 2020
***

With Twitch causing thousands of streamers to purge their videos and clips at the behest of the music industry (and under threat of DMCA takedown), Stadia creative director Alex Hutchinson decided to throw in his own two cents, castigating those streamers complaining about the process and suggesting that what they should really be worried about is that they were not currently getting the licenses they needed to even stream the games themselves.

The problem? He's right.

But not in the way that he thinks.

Let's dive in.

Just being right doesn't always make you right...in Virtual Legality.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/brfG76V2DEo

#Streamers #Licenses #Twitch

***
Discussed in this episode:

"Streamers worried about getting their content pulled..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick)
https://twitter.com/BangBangClick/status/1319305552560836609

"Understanding DMCA Takedowns (amidst Twitch's Recent...Troubles) (VL344)"
YouTube Video - October 22, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/t2GU5oaAL1A

"Google distances itself from Stadia creative director's comments"
Gamasutra - October 22, 2020 - Kris Graft
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/372420/Google_distances_itself_from_Stadia_creative_directors_comments.php

"Is Streaming Among Us...Illegal? (VL332)"
YouTube Video - October 6, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/sNRk_BV5rFg

Steam Subscriber Agreement
Updated August 28, 2020
https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

"Streaming, Copyright Infringement, and Fair Use (Virtual Legality #177)"
YouTube Video - February 19, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/vTjsKrC3tOE

"Legal Jibber Jabber"
Riot Games Website - Last Updated: August 2018
https://www.riotgames.com/en/legal

"Folks, the real discussion today should be about just how poorly content creators are treated in EULAs...."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319357564627406851

Jackbox Website
https://www.jackboxgames.com/

Jackbox "Streamers"
https://www.jackboxgames.com/streamers/

Jackbox "Terms of Service"
Updated - January 26, 2018
https://www.jackboxgames.com/terms-of-service/

"What is the average streamer supposed to do?"
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319359891107205127

"It is INSANE that [Twitch] informs partners they deleted their content..."
Tweet - October 20, 2020 - Devin (@DevinNash)
https://twitter.com/DevinNash/status/1318621892933087234

"My primary position is that the publishers/developers have (rightly) seen the value in streaming..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1319342399286628352

"We believe that Publishers and Creators have a wonderful symbiotic relationship..."
Tweet - October 22, 2020 - Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz)
https://twitter.com/Fwiz/status/1319378835125628928


***
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

***
Twitter: @hoeglaw
Web: hoeglaw.com
Blog: hoeglaw.wordpress.com
STORE: https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store

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