Twitch Apologizes for DMCA Issues
Twitch has apologized for the way it managed a controversy involving DMCA takedowns earlier this year on its platform. The controversy partially pertained to the tools it provided streamers to manage old videos that were targeted by representatives from major record labels for snippets of music.
Formerly, very few DMCA notifications were issued each year. Then, suddenly, the number was in the thousands and some streamers had, according to Twitch, partially hundreds of old videos flagged. Twitch uses a three-strike rule for issuing bans on its platform, and these would all count simultaneously if streamers didn’t deal with the videos within three days. Unfortunately, the only tool Twitch provided was a mass deletion tool that would purge their work from Twitch’s archives.
Twitch has also acknowledged that they could have allowed streamers a period longer than three days to deal with the flagged videos. The company is also negotiating with big music labels to enhance a music tool that will allow streamers to play songs during their streams.
Mortal Kombat Movie Delayed Until Theaters Open
The Mortal Kombat movies are being rebooted, but their theater debut is going to have to wait for not. This is according to a recent announcement from its producer, Todd Garner, who has revealed that the film has been delayed indefinitely.
Garner says this is all a result of the pandemic. Additionally, the film’s trailer also won’t be getting a release date until theaters re-open. News like this is, of course, becoming a more and more regular occurrence throughout multiple industries.
Mortal Kombat was originally expected to make it to theaters in March of 2021. Now it might be pending mask usage and a vaccine.
PS4 to PS5 Transition Might Take 3 Years
At its current rate of change, there’s no way of knowing what the world is going to look like by the time Sony has completed its transition from the PlayStation 4 to the PlayStation 5 which will take about three years according to Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s SVP of Global Product Strategy.
Nishino also stated that we’d be seeing content that supports both consoles for years, citing the importance of forward compatibility. He went on to add that there are currently over 100 million PS4 customers.
As the PS5 has been hard to attain, even for people who can afford one, and a global pandemic has people stuck at home more often, this comes as good news. There will be some exclusives for the PS5 that PS4 owners will miss out on but a regular supply of quality PS4 content that can potentially be upgraded for the PS5 at a later date helps ease the burden.