Gaming firm Roblox sued for $200M over music copyright issues. The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has sued the popular virtual gaming platform Roblox in the United States. Demanding $200 million in damages for allegedly enabling users to upload music from renowned artists without paying a license fee.
Therefore, According to The Verge, the NMPA filed an action against the famous kid-focused platform on Thursday. On behalf of many big music publishers, accusing it of hosting a shared library of copyrighted but unauthorized songs by Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, deadmau5, and other artists.
According to the suit, Roblox “actively preys on its impressionable user base and their hunger for popular music, teaching minors that music piracy is totally acceptable.”
Additionally, the complaint wants a court order compelling Roblox to tighten down on piracy.
Roblox, which began in 2006, has been a runaway success throughout the epidemic. So, providing a social place for socially isolated children to congregate online.
The firm said on its website that it is startled and dismayed by the lawsuit, which “represents a basic misunderstanding of how the Roblox platform works.” So, The firm said that it would actively defend Roblox as it works toward a fair conclusion.
“We do not tolerate copyright infringement, which is why we use industry-leading. Sophisticated filtering technology to identify and prevent illegal recordings,” the business noted.
Half of Roblox’s over 30 million daily users are children under the age of 13.
During the first nine months of 2020, the firm recorded sales of $588.7 million. A 68 percent increase over the same period in 2019.
Roblox went public in March via a direct offering and said in its prospectus. That its users spent an average of 2.6 hours per day on the site over the previous year.