Valve Claims Final Authority on DotaTV DMCA Takedowns

Dota 2 developer Valve has issued a statement regarding DotaTV streaming following this week’s controversy surrounding the ESL One Genting 2018 tournament.

In a new post, Valve states that it is the only entity with the power to send out DMCA notices for games streamed off of DotaTV (assuming the stream isn’t using the broadcaster’s unique content). Valve goes on to say it designed the guidelines to be flexible, and that it will be Valve’s judgment alone to decide who has violated its broadcasting rules.

Valve’s full statement is below:

We’ve been seeing a bunch of discussion regarding DotaTV and want to expand on what we’ve said before.

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