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Today is the opening ceremony An annual event for BlizzCon, by fans of Blizzard Entertainment Diablo, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, HearthstoneAnd more-get together to celebrate the company’s business, And catch a glimpse of all the upcoming New things.Although it is completely online this year-or like the clumsy Portmanteau, or “BlizzConline”, the event still has some major revelations todayIncluding news That fan favorite Diablo II Will be reproduced and republished later this year. However, BlizzCon 2021 is not It’s fun-at least until Metallica gets on the stage.
In any other year, one of the world’s largest dad rock bands spending time with the orcs of Blizzard’s fan base will be another hype moment for Blizzard guests. However, this year’s opening ceremony has been broadcast online through the official BlizzCon page, YouTube and Twitch. And you know what happens when you play licensed music on the Internet, guys, don’t you? That’s right: copyright issue!
each Uproxx, James Audio, Russ and the boys’ performance apparently disappeared as usual on YouTube and BlizzCon pages-although the whole thing seems to have been removed from the event’s YouTube upload. But on Twitch…On Twitch, progress is not going well.This means that even though it is hosted on the company’s official twitchgaming channel, its performance is still ominous There is a chyron in front, stating that “the upcoming musical performance is protected by the copyright of the corresponding copyright holder.” Then this happened:
(You can Twitch’s broadcast of the event; The content of Metallica starts at approximately 1:10:00.)
And, look: we can prove The one on twitch intentionally The most picky The Legend of Zelda Forest donkey Music can be imagined as shocking Metallica, Instead of broadcasting their copyrighted music (ATherefore, the possibility of issuing one of the ubiquitous issuers must be dealt with DMCA Takedown Notice To myself)? Obviously not, just like we can’t prove Twitch conclusive evidence Then switch to “lo-fi beats to beat publiclyComplete the settings. Most likely that is Just, you know the copyright-free audio provided by Twitch On hand Then they just chose Rip one of the most popular rock bands of all time.On the other hand, we were able It proves to be very interesting to see this situation, especially-as many have pointed out-because Metallica is Responsible at least in part for the restrictive features of many online music streaming laws that dominate the Internet today, After their high profile The Napster movement against MP3.