Music Publishers Sue Roblox For Unauthorized Song Use
Provided By - Video Elephant on June 10, 2021
The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has filed a lawsuit against the developers of Roblox.
The NMPA has accused Roblox of illegally using songs from numerous artists and is seeking a minimum of $200M in damages.
Songs by artists such as Ariana Grande and Imagine Dragons are allegedly being used in the game without consent.
Roblox sells users the option of inserting virtual music players into games that they create on the platform.
The NMPA says that Roblox takes “virtually no action” to prevent copyright infringement.
NMPA president David Israelite said Roblox is “taking advantage of young people’s lack of understanding about copyright”.
[The suit will] ensure songwriters are fully paid for their works on the platform and that Roblox takes seriously its obligations to those who have made its service so popular, National Music Publishers’ Association.
Roblox had over 42 million daily users in March 2021