The Nationwide Music Publishers’ Affiliation (NMPA) has sued Roblox for letting customers add music from Ariana Grande, Think about Dragons, deadmau5, and different artists with out paying a licensing charge. The lawsuit seeks $200 million in damages and a court docket order that may make Roblox crack down on piracy.
The NMPA filed go well with yesterday on behalf of a number of main music publishers. It accuses Roblox — a massively well-liked, kid-focused platform for video games and social experiences — of internet hosting a shared library of copyrighted however unlicensed songs. The grievance alleges that Roblox “actively preys on its impressionable consumer base and their need for well-liked music, educating kids that pirating music is completely acceptable.”