The popular live streaming platform, Twitch has filed a lawsuit against the streamers who spread violating content, including NSFW and copyrighted material by streaming it on some Twitch channels.

Previously in May, Twitch came in for a lot of criticism for letting the video of the Christchurch massacre go live in the Artifact section on March. The stream was only taken down after 30 minutes of going live when the broadcast received a lot of report from the viewers of this streaming platform.

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Twitch stream of New Zealand terrorist attack on May 26

And just by the weekend, since Friday, May 24, many streamers started taking advantage of the category to broadcast copyrighted content like TV shows and movies and stream pornography on the site, as those content are violating the Community Guidelines of this streaming platform. It seems that the management board of the site has eventually decided to go against the rule breaker in the Artifact section, by filing a legal action against those who involved in the case.

On Thursday, June 14, an official complaint from the Amazon-owned streaming site, Twitch Interactive Inc. was sent to the U.S. District Court in California to ask the involved people to be banned from using Twitch in the future and to compensate for the damage that they had caused to the company.

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The Artifact category on this streaming platform were full of content that violated the rules of Twitch

The company referred to those involved as “John and Jane Does 1-100” instead of listing their names, since they were still working on to find the identities of those streamers. The site stated that it was working to wipe out all of the offensive posts on the website as well as to suspend the violating user account even though the content quickly reappeared on the platform as posted by bots while others attracted users to those videos.

The problem got so serious that Twitch temporarily stopped new users from going live on the platform while dealing with the issue.