In a major upset, many individuals who stream on Twitch woke up on October 20 to discover that Twitch deleted a wave of videos due to copyright claims, without any option to challenge/dispute the claims, nor any indication of what videos were claimed to be infringing or even what part of the video was infringing. Without giving them any voice before the mass ban took place, many streamers are justifiably upset with losing countless hours of work, and view this as Twitch burning its user base in order to appease the music industry. Click on this article link to learn more.
Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will not seek re-election in November 2018. The steadfast defender of intellectual property rights has two IP bills pending in Congress. With his retirement come questions. Who will replace him? Will they champion the rights of IP holders as strongly as he did? Senator Hatch has voiced some concerns of his own. Read about them here.