Sega posted a small warning on their blog regarding streaming Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. They’re thrilled people want to share their experiences with the game, but since the game focuses upon the original music of artists, Sega wants to respect the artists’ need to protect their property. As such, they suggest that players use the PS4 “Share” option that removes the music from the stream, in order to protect the players from any potential infringement conflicts.
Arguably one of the coolest things about Hatsune Miku and her friends is the fact that they exist because there’s such a strong community behind her. Every one of her songs, dances, etc., are created by Miku fans, just like you! This also means that those fans who created that content also retain rights to it.
What this means is the artists and their labels have the right to control how this content is distributed, including popular streaming/video sites like Twitch and YouTube. To ensure our fans do not inadvertently run into infringement complications, all while allowing you to share your gameplay with your friends, the video streaming from your PS4’s “Share” feature removes the music from your stream, allowing you to stream without worries.
…But for those other content creators who rely on direct feed, we want to be transparent so you don’t run the risk of impacting your channel.
Sega understands that many streamers will need the music as part of their content, but they still wanted to warn them of possible copyright infringement that the artists could claim.
If you’re streaming Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, be aware of these potential issues regarding copyright with the artists.
[Source: Sega Blog]