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Cyberpunk 2077 warns streamers to turn off all music

The highly anticipated new role-playing game from CD Projekt Red (CDPR) Cyberpunk 2077 is having a rough release, and now you can add potential copyright issues while streaming the game. The developer says until a fix is ready, any Twitch streamer should mute all in-game music to avoid getting stuck on their channel.

The developer first warned streamers on Wednesday, before Cyberpunk 2077 officially launched in all regions, that certain songs (CDPR didn’t say which song) during the game’s “Braindance” sequence could trigger a Digital Millennium Copyright Act strike. That’s even if you’re using in-game settings designed to disable copyrighted music for this very exact reason.

Braindance is a kind of memory replay in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. It seems that the two sequences you play as part of the main story feature a copyrighted song as well as some sort of bug preventing the song from being turned off by the game settings option. CDPR recommends turning off the sound during the Braindance part of the game to avoid receiving a DMCA strike on your channel.

But now CDPR says the problem may be more important than it first realized and is now informing streamers to completely turn off the in-game music because of “additional instances in the game which might put a DMCA strike on your channel.” CDPR says a fix is in progress, but it’s not the ideal situation to disable all music (both copyrighted and original tracks) while streaming games just to avoid tripping over the automatic detection system that protects copyrighted works.

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Hopefully, the developers release a patch to fix this problem soon because, without it, the Twitch stream from Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be awfully quiet for the near future.