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Twitch fights EU copyright restrictions by having legislators play Mario Kart
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Twitch fights EU copyright restrictions by having legislators play Mario Kart

Article 13 is an upcoming change to EU copyright law which would limit the sharing the copyrighted media across online services. In the most basic terms, it would make hosting services legally responsible for any copyright violations which occur on their platforms. Twitch argues that this would lead to clumsy content filters aimed specifically at EU residents. So the company’s hosting a stream alongside members of European Parliament to fight the measure. read more

Steam’s new ‘about’ page might show a hint of its coming redesign
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Steam’s new ‘about’ page might show a hint of its coming redesign

Steam’s ‘about’ page has recently had an update, which includes a short clip of someone firing up Portal 2 from the client. Though the clip is very stylised – featuring a desktop with an unrealistically steaming mug of what I’ll assume is coffee – the arrangement of tiles in the interface does not match Steam’s current look. It also shows Steam’s newly redesigned chat feature. read more