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Roblox Sued 2.8 Trillion Rupiah For Illegal Use of Music

The online gaming platform – Roblox has indeed grown very rapidly in recent years. In fact, it wasn’t long ago that Roblox was reported to have 150 million monthly active users beating Minecraft and Fortnite.

Moreover, Roblox users also do not hesitate to spend money to buy various microtransactions on the platform. We all know that Roblox can now be downloaded for free on various platforms.

Roblox sued 2.8 trillion rupiah!

Roblox Sued 28 Trillion Rupiah For Illegal Use of Music0
Roblox | Wired

Roblox also achieved big profits very easily. However, they will most likely lose some of that income. According to reports, Roblox has been sued by the National Association of Music Publishers for illegal use of music.

Launching from Variety, the National Music Publishers Association has filed a lawsuit amounting to USD 200 million or equivalent to IDR 2.8 trillion. The company behind Roblox is accused of using songs from many music artists without compensation or illegally.

The report lists several music artists whose songs are used in Roblox as an online gaming platform. Major artists on the list are Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, deadmau5, Ed Sheeran and the Rolling Stones and many more.

Accused of using music illegally

Roblox Sued 28 Trillion Rupiah For Illegal Use of Music
Roblox | Pocket Tactics

Until this writing was published, there has been no response regarding this matter from Roblox. The lawsuit itself was announced by the big boss of the NMPA – David Israelte during the trade association’s annual meeting in 2022.

Israelte says that Roblox Corporation goes to great lengths to use the artist’s music without paying them or the copyright holders. Roblox is known to have profited from millions of Roblox players by asking them to pay every time they upload music.

Furthermore, this lawsuit from NMPA was filed on behalf of the artist and various other publishing plaintiffs including ABKCO Music & Records, Big Machine Records, Concord Music Group with Pulse Music Group, and deadmau5.

Other artists and labels joining include Downtown Music Publishing, Hipgnosis, Cobalt Music Group, MPL Music Publishing, Peermusic, Reservoir Media Management, Spirit Music Group, and UMPG.

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