Copying on ROBLOX
These days there are billions of players playing ROBLOX and some have an intent for developing games on ROBLOX and some of these developers have no clue about what's copying or copyright infringement. Copying is the act of fully cloning something like a file mean while some get confused with inspiration.
False copying accusations
Like what was mentioned earlier, people will get confused between copying and inspiration but the happens on the Internet a lot and so many people use it so it's no surprise that people will get confused. Many games get accused of copying when they didn't copy.
Trademark Infringement on ROBLOX
Trademark Infringement is similar to copyright infringement but on logos and names. It's basically the use of a trademarked design for a logo that you don't have the rights to use. Some people on ROBLOX will make groups with similar logo designs and names to real life companies in a way that can confuse lots of people.
Trademark infringement on ROBLOX is most commonly found in groups such as Electronic Publishers which uses Electronic Arts' logo design and some people may find it confusing.
Copyright Infringement on ROBLOX
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. Since ROBLOX is a platform that anyone can create anything on, some will upload and make illegal and infringing content on ROBLOX.
Since ROBLOX is a build-to-create website where anyone can create anything, some people will create games on ROBLOX that use copyrighted material such as games and audio. Some examples of copyrighted games are not original works on ROBLOX are the following:
The ROBLOX audio section of the library has a lot of copyright infringement by looking at it; when you play a game on ROBLOX, people will play copyrighted audio. Back in 2013 when the "Audio" feature was first introduced on a ROBLOX Blog, users only had 15 seconds of audio. Only tid-bits of copyrighted audio was uploaded until not longer ago in later 2016 when the length was increased to 6 minutes or 10 megabytes [source: Upload Longer Audio Files]. This gave users the opportunity to upload full copyrighted audio material with little penalty.
taymaster and Pokemon Fangames on ROBLOX
On October 16, 2016, taymaster tweeted a picture of what looks to be him sending a Copyright Infringement notice to Nintendo about the most popular "Roblox Pokemon Games" and how ROBLOX is doing nothing about it but Nintendo has still not replied to that email.
The tweet that taymaster sent: https://twitter.com/Taymastar/status/787749617349844992
Players protecting copyright Infringement games
Some people on ROBLOX will protect copyright infringement games on ROBLOX with excuses such as calling the game inspiration or saying that the game took a lot of time into being made. A lot of copyright infringement games on ROBLOX that people call inspired are obviously Copyright Infringement since they use the same title as the game they are inspired but this can also be argued as trademark infringement. It may be true that a lot of these games took a lot of time in being made, they are still making money off of it.
- Some believe that taymaster made that email and tweet to combat the "HeavenLogin - Berreza" Drama since taymaster labeled also said, "ROBLOX Pokémon GO will soon be gone." in his tweet.
- Even though many people retweeted that taymaster is putting Pokemon Brick Bronze at the risk of deletion, taymaster didn't show Pokemon Brick Bronze in the picture of the email he tweeted.
- It's pretty obvious that Nintendo and/or ROBLOX hasn't seen it since nothing has been done to the Pokemon fangames mentioned in the email.
- People will sometimes protect these copyright infringement games.
- Back in late 2016, there was an image of a copyright infringement notice from Nintendo. However, one of the mods confirmed that the notice is fake.
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