Honestly this story seems like a bit of a storm in a teacup but it’s spreading like wildfire so we would be amiss to not tell you about it.
If you create a level in LBP that infringes upon someone’s copyright then don’t come complaining when the moderators obliterate it without warning. And what is more they are perfectly in their rights to do this according to the terms and conditions of the game, which you accepted even though which we all know you didn’t read them.
So now that the obvious part is out of the way we need to take a step back and see if this is a good idea or something that will kill the game. Personally I would be more than a little upset if I worked for 10 hours creating a level and then saw it destroyed because it had a passing resemblance to some copyrighted piece of material without warning.
I would rather see them take the YouTube moderation technique and only remove levels that have specific allegations levelled against them. Also how hard can it be to remove the level from public use but still allow you to see it?
So Media Molecule and Sony have full rights to do this but is it a good idea?
I guess I am never going to see that â€œOde to Bombermanâ€ level I have been dreaming off.
Last Updated: November 10, 2008
November 10, 2008 at 08:27
I agree that is sucks, they give you the freedom to create and then delete it on account of copyright infringement. But can you blame them?
Lets face it, if it were my company I would do the same, I wouldn’t want to have to sit in court cases for the rest of my life because I gave other people the means to create what they desired… It’s not their fault others are so petty they have to protect their own.
November 10, 2008 at 08:41
Isn’t the point of the game is to make what ever you desire?
November 10, 2008 at 09:11
If this is true, I can already think of a lot of excellent levels that are gonna get the boot… eg. Mirror’s Edge. A damn shame if you ask me.
November 10, 2008 at 09:49
i totally agree with you guys, but copyright laws are there to protect people and their work.
i wouldn’t be happy if my work was infringed without my consent, and i think thats the main point here… get consent if you are going to create something based on some one else’s hardwork
November 10, 2008 at 10:00
the problem here is it seems even if it slightly resembles copyrighted products it’s banned.
November 10, 2008 at 13:04
wel its official the playstaion is once again gameless. On a other site i read most of they’re comments ,and most of them want to put in copyright content . Looks like originality is rare these days.
One would thought the companies will see this as a fan art type of content?? Why not remove all the fan art the people draw of they’re favourite movies/games then from across the web. Only seems fair then. Not as if these gamers are getting paid for it