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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:33:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:22:
I think there are a lot of YouTube strikes because it has a mechanism for automatically detecting copyrighted music and notifying the owners, whereas I'm guessing Roblox really doesn't.
Well, considering they are illegally selling the music, automatic detection of copyright infringement would seem to be silly...
If they lose this lawsuit, they'll probably have to put something in before more flood in. I guess whether it was worth it or not depends on whether they made more than $200M plus fees from letting people sell music illegally.
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Orogogus wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:22:
I think there are a lot of YouTube strikes because it has a mechanism for automatically detecting copyrighted music and notifying the owners, whereas I'm guessing Roblox really doesn't.
Well, considering they are illegally selling the music, automatic detection of copyright infringement would seem to be silly...
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Red wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:23:
I had been perplexed for years now (I have young children) how Roblox got away with all their illegal music usage. They literally sell access to copyrighted music in games for real world money (in the form of robux). Straight up pirate profiting. Like, how on earth did it take the big publishers so long to jump on that when they issue takedowns to youtubers who accidentally have a song playing in the background totally unrelated to the real point of the video.
I think there are a lot of YouTube strikes because it has a mechanism for automatically detecting copyrighted music and notifying the owners, whereas I'm guessing Roblox really doesn't.
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Jun 11, 2021, 17:55
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Jonjonz wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 07:13:
The first rule of any predator is to never attack anything that has a reasonable capacity to fight back.
Ok, that's a pretty good point. But still, the Roblox infractions here are so blatant. I don't even like the music publishers and how much they harass people over copyright, but Roblox is just brazenly selling popular music.
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Red wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:23:
how on earth did it take the big publishers so long to jump on that when they issue takedowns to youtubers who accidentally have a song playing in the background totally unrelated to the real point of the video.

The first rule of any predator is to never attack anything that has a reasonable capacity to fight back. Small time Youtuber can't afford a first class legal team. Huge corporate money machine like Roblox, they can more than defend themselves in court and can even mount a significant counter suit if they please.

Still the Roblox deep pockets mean the risk is tempting in this case.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 20:11:
Okay, going to admit my total ignorance on this. What the hell is Roblox? Is it a third party mobile game platform?

Sort of, but not really, you download it from Google Play or the App Store like any other game (though it's on PC and consoles, too). It's more like Garry's Mod or Minecraft's adventure mode, where the player can browse a ton of server instances hosting custom maps and scenarios, all of which someone created and uploaded with their editor software. There are some surprisingly robust games people have put together, but most of them are REALLY shitty, lol. Kids don't care because they're just enjoying what is probably their first online game experience where you can chat and interact with other people. Like, all the way down to kindergarten aged kids who can barely work the controls... It probably blew up on mobile just because it's free and offers basically unlimited content playable on the $50-100 tablet parents give to their kids to keep them busy.
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Okay, going to admit my total ignorance on this. What the hell is Roblox? Is it a third party mobile game platform?
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I had been perplexed for years now (I have young children) how Roblox got away with all their illegal music usage. They literally sell access to copyrighted music in games for real world money (in the form of robux). Straight up pirate profiting. Like, how on earth did it take the big publishers so long to jump on that when they issue takedowns to youtubers who accidentally have a song playing in the background totally unrelated to the real point of the video.
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