As part of this year’s BlizzCon (video game maker Blizzard Entertainment’s annual speech), Metallica performed “Die For Who” live at the California headquarters.
Legends about heavy metals have previously appeared at BlizzCon 2014. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will only be conducted on live broadcasts. “We really hope to be there this year, but obviously we can’t, so we’re here now. This is for you.” James Hetfield told a virtual audience before performing the “Lightning Ride” classic.
BlizzCon can be streamed through YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and other media, but the audience quickly noticed that in the Twitch Gaming stream, the band’s music was replaced by non-METALLICA because it is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) The fail-safe is added to protect the right of the song.
Current status of Twitch: The official Twitch Gaming channel interrupted the live Metallica concert and played 8bit folk music to avoid DMCA pic.twitter.com/sCn56So8Ee
-Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 19, 2021
According to EuroGamer, Twitch has had DMCA issues in recent months, and even warned its streamers not to use previously recorded music on its channels, and not to face removal notices; in May 2020, record companies began to notify Twitch users Send a DMCA warning about its archived clips.
As mentioned on social media and in media streams, the sound stall is a comedic moment for Metallica. Metallica was a leader in the music industry’s struggle with file-sharing service Napster as early as 20 years ago, despite the legal battle. It happened three years after the DMCA was promulgated.