Twitch copyright bot replaces audio stream on live Metallica concert with generic library music

Dadrock icons Metallica tried to play a live concert on Twitch, but Twitch's copyright bot detected the copyrighted material and replaced it with generic library music.

For Metallica—whose landmark lawsuit against Napster led directly to the copyright policies that automatically silenced it—it's a comical dish of just desserts. For everyone else, it's a reminder that private copyright enforcement is broken beyond repair, a tool of censors and brainless culture-policing algorithms.