Popular youth platform, Roblox, is being sued for $200M by the National Music Publishers’ Association for streaming unlicensed music and trying to hide behind a misinterpretation of the Digital MElliuem Copyright Act.
“We are getting more aggressive,” says NMPA president/CEO David Israelite. “Tech companies keep making the same mistake in asking for forgiveness instead of permission.”
“We do not tolerate copyright infringement, which is why we use industry-leading, advanced filtering technology to detect and prohibit unauthorized recordings. We expeditiously respond to any valid Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) request by removing any infringing content and, in accordance with our stringent repeat infringer policy, taking action against anyone violating our rules.”
“We are surprised and disappointed by this lawsuit which represents a fundamental misunderstanding of how the Roblox platform operates and will defend Roblox vigorously as we work to achieve a fair resolution.” Roblox Spokesperson
– Excerpt from an article for Billboard by Tatiana Cirisano. Read the full article here.
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