Cyberpunk 2077: Streamers Asked to Mute Twitch Due to Copyright

With the painful launch of Cyberpunk 2077 comes a new issue that targets streamers on Twitch this time around. CD Projekt Red is indeed asking to mute their streams for now, as some of the game’s audio tracks routinely trigger automated copyright complaints.

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Credit: CD Projekt Red

If like us you’ve been playing Cyberpunk 2077 since the day it was released, then you’ll know very well what we’re talking about when you’re told that the game is riddled with bugs – not to mention the huge graphical differences between the console and PC versions. Stadia. However, it would be a shame to forget the essential: even imperfect, this game is truly bewitching and makes you want to forget what one could almost describe as a “false start”, while waiting for an essential corrective update.

And obviously the event is such that many streamers are already posting gameplay clips on Twitch. However, some of them encountered a gambling issue that can potentially lead to their account being suspended. Indeed, several sound clips of the game trigger automated copyright complaints (also called DMCA). What leads today CD Projekt Red to urge fans to mute the game completely before streaming the gameplay on Twitch.

The copyright issues were known even before the game was released.Until then, CD Projekt Red thought the problem was limited to a handful of “Braindance” sequences.. The editor explains: “we learned that additional instances of the game may cause a DMCA complaint against your chain [Twitch]. A patch is in the works, but until then we ask you to completely mute in-game music in settings. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused ”.

Braindance sequences appear on two occasions in the main story of the game. They are kinds of replay that allow you to relive the events of another person while remaking the film to your liking. We understand in the light of CD Projekt Red’s new message that copyright issues are actually more prevalent than one might initially think. The special setting that is supposed to mute copyrighted music is obviously still flawed, and that’s why it is necessary to completely deactivate the musics.

Also read: Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t let you change your look along the way, even the hairstyle!

In view of the many bugs, we expect CD Projekt Red to release a new patch very quickly. The whole question is how soon this patch will arrive …

Source: The Verge