Twitch Adds ‘Appeal’ System For Videos On Demand

Recently, Twitch.tv rolled out a new system that flagged videos which used copyright protected music, then muted half-hour chunks of their audio. Well, no system is perfect, and it seems this new one Twitch came up with is the same way.

“We recognize that the system is not yet perfect. We want to make this system as fair and unobtrusive as possible, and we greatly appreciate your help,” said Twitch.

This week they added a new ‘appeal’ system that lets someone contest the copyright claim on videos that they feel have been erroneously flagged and its audio muted by the recognition system. While an appeal function is something that should have existed before the system was launched on their users, at least it’s in place now and users can appeal any false positives picked up on their content.

Highlighted videos also get a nice change. Instead of an proposed two-hour limit, any video of any length will be saved ‘indefinitely’.

It’s funny that these changes roll out today, as we spent this week’s podcast talking about the changes Twitch had already made.

Twitch also hinted at a few more updates to come. At least Twitch is trying to fix the small mess they made, but really, they should focus more on quality control before they release these changes to ensure that such a mishap doesn’t happen again.

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