Twitch Lacks Creator Discussion
Withdrawing someone's income without their knowledge could be seen as a Federal Crime which could lead to a Criminal Court Case which could result in penalties to the US and remuneration of the lost revenue along with any extra judgements.
Twitch prides itself on the communities it enables streamers to create.
Twitch streamers make communities amongst themselves for gaming parties and when meeting at conferences - these have been helped with Twitch creator-only conferences and parties.
An issue recently arose calling into question whether Twitch cares about their creators; I used to think they were different to their parent, Amazon.
Kaitlyn Siragusa, who goes by the username Amouranth, is one of the most popular female Twitch streamers.
As of 18th May 20201, Kaitlyn can no longer generate advertising revenue from her Amouranth Twitch channel.
Kaitlyn was not notified of the change to her advertising until she checked her Twitch admin panel.
Withdrawing someone's income without their knowledge could be seen as a Federal Crime which could lead to a Federal/Criminal Court Case which could result in penalties to the United States and remuneration of the lost revenue along with any extra judgements. A settlement would be in Twitch's interests instead of risk losing the case opening themselves to a Class Action lawsuit led by other Twitch creators who have been or remain in a similar situation.
Twitch failed its duties to Kaitlyn who had to contact Twitch to confirm she had her advertising disabled.
Twitch must communicate its planned actions and should provide a transitional timeline enabling the content creator to alter their content to suit updated rules.