[quote=“nekochan, post:11, topic:6743”]They didn’t say “hardly”, they actually said on that blog that a little over 80% views happen within the first 2 weeks.
That still leaves 20% views (and income) less for the streamers with this new system. I feel like this will push people to either become partners with twitch (so they get 60 days for their VODs) or leave it altogether.[/quote]
It’s a lot less money lost than that TBH:
- Most money is made from live streaming.
- Statistically, 80% of any money made from watching past broadcasts will happen in the first 2 weeks.
- So, that leaves the other 20% to be made from day 15 to the end of time.
In practice, #3 means that by the time you’ve gotten any money out of the first 14 days, that’s it as far as reliable revenue goes.
Regarding the copyrighted sounds stuff - didn’t know about that, but urgh. In fairness though, I suspect that ignoring the issue would be a problem for Twitch.tv as a corporate entity, because if Valve or Blizzard or whoever say “hey stop it, we own the copyright on that”… what can they do? It’s not like fair use for doing a review, or streaming it or similar after all, so I doubt they have much of a leg to stand on in court.
Now granted, I think the companies pushing Twitch to do this are being stupid, but that’s another matter.