Twitch has announced that it will start scanning clips for copyrighted music after it received many requests to take them down. Twitch has said that it will automatically take down copyrighted music and will not impose a penalty on streamers. The current rule says that streamers can get banned for copyright violations.
The problem here is clips which are parts of a bigger stream that have been altered by fans and kept on the streamer's page. Although Twitch scans full streams for copyrighted audio and mutes them if it finds anything copied but the same wasn't done for clips. This means that many copyrighted clips to date have gone ignored.
The scan is done in collaboration with Audible Magic which scans platforms for any copyrighted content. It has partnered with Twitch since 2014 and now Twitch plans on growing that partnership to work on clips. For now, old clips are being taken care of, and later the scanning will be done on newer clips.
Twitch might also allow streamers to delete all of their clips, as part of its actions to take down copyrighted content.
Copyright claims have been frustrating for YouTubers as well, as it can be difficult to avoid such claims altogether.