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Roblox has been hit with a $200M lawsuit by music publishers for copyright infringement

Roblox has been hit with a $200M lawsuit by music publishers for copyright infringement

Variety reports that the National Music Publishers’ association (NMPA) is seeking a minimum of $200M in damages from the Roblox Company for failing to license any music that users upload to Roblox

NMPA president and CEO David Israelite announced the lawsuit at the tarde groups annual meeting. “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,” he said. The lawsuit has been filed by publishers representing acts such as Ariana Grande, deadmau5, Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran. Roblox has yet to comment.

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