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Roblox Settles a $200 Million Licensing Lawsuit With National Music Publishers’ Association

The National Music Publishers’ Association has settled its $200 million lawsuit against Roblox Corporation, announcing today that it has entered into a new opt-in agreement that enables NMPA members to come up with their own individual licensing deals for the use of their music in Roblox.

The lawsuit was filed in June over complaints that Roblox charges its users to upload music to the platform—users must spend “Robux,” the game’s real-money currency, to upload audio files, with pricing based on the length of the clip—but takes no steps to prevent copyright violation.

“Roblox has earned hundreds of millions of dollars by requiring users to pay every time they upload music onto the platform—taking advantage of young people’s lack of understanding about copyright—and then they take virtually no action to prevent repeat infringement or alert users to the risks they are taking,” NMPA president and CEO David Israelite said at the time.

Read the source article at PC Gamer

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