Twitch banned a chat bot for five minutes.\r\n\r\nA lot of game streamers rely on Nightbot to moderate and customize their live chats. However, when the robot is banned from a platform, questions start to raise.\r\n\r\nHere is a tweet from Nightbot explaining that it received the ban because of a copyright infringement claim against it:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/nightbotapp\/status\/1201184420360785922\r\n\r\nFor those five minutes, users couldn\u2019t use any of Nightbot's features.\r\n\r\nAs most video platforms do, Twitch follows the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protects copyright materials. The form that Nightbot tweeted is one that Twitch sends out to anyone that violates the DMCA. Typically, if a streamer is accused of copyright infringement, they get a strike. A strike comes with a brief suspension, and if a channel receives three strikes, it becomes permanently ban.\r\n\r\nThis raises a question that the community has been asking since Nightbot posted the tweet. Why did it receive a DMCA strike if it doesn\u2019t stream content?\r\n\r\nNightbot has zero streamed hours on Twitch, so how can it be accused of copyright infringement? Nightbot thinks it has the answer:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/nightbotapp\/status\/1201188675670986753\r\n\r\nDigiturk, the entity that filed the DMCA, is a Turkish TV provider and a media partner with Twitch. Nightbot hypothesizes that if a Twitch media partner accuses a channel of copyright, then the system will automatically suspend it. A moderator would then manually look at the content and either keep the channel banned or reverse it.\r\n\r\nBecause Nightbot was only banned for a couple of minutes, it makes sense that a Twitch employee noticed the accusation and reversed it.\r\n\r\nAt this point, no one knows why Digiturk issued a copyright infringement claim against Nightbot. It\u2019ll be interesting to see if there will be a comment from either the Turkish firm or Twitch about the banning. But, don\u2019t hold your breath!\r\n\r\nWhat is Nightbot?\r\n\r\nNightbot is a popular chat bot used on platforms like Twitch, Microsoft Mixer, and YouTube. Streamers that get Nightbot can use it as an efficient chat moderator during their streams.\r\n\r\nNightbot can be used for many things, including allowing viewers to make song requests, running a giveaway, answering questions, as well as filtering and posting content into the chat.\r\nIt\u2019s an extremely efficient way for streamers to focus more on gaming and entertaining viewers and less on the logistics of running a chat.\r\n\r\nIf interested, game streamers can head over to nightbot.tv to add Nightbot to their channel!