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