One of heavy metal's most prolific streamers got the rug pulled under from him. Dragonforce shredder Herman Li has been banned from Twitch. The reason is still unknown, but the assumption is he got hit with a DMCA copyright takedown notice.
Dexerto is reporting "Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music."
Li has been doing cover sessions in his house, so it's easy to see how he could've been caught in the DMCA trap. Just last week, we posted a video where he invited Tosin Abasi over to do some covers. Li has yet to comment on the matter but he did release a statement back in June about the issue.
Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”