Sony reponds to LittleBigPlanet copyright issues

Sony issued a formal statement today on the matter of user-created levels being deleted from LittleBigPlanet, saying the “vast majority of content uploaded to date has been fun and suitable for all of our community members,” but that “In a very few cases we have upheld complaints regarding unsuitable content or infringement of intellectual property, with less than 0.5% of levels actively moderated as a result of complaints from other users.”

The statement also outlines what should be taken into consideration when building that masterpiece of a level to ensure it in fact stays up for all to enjoy and doesn’t disappear from Sony’s servers:

  • Ensure that the content you share with other users is suitable for all ages – everybody has access to your level if you publish it.
  • Please respect other people’s intellectual property rights. For example, don’t use images, brands or logos that you’re not entitled to use.
  • If you come across any content that you feel the need to report, then please do it responsibly. Hoax reports will be considered inappropriate behaviour.

And finally, Sony encourages everyone to blow the whistle on levels which may have slipped through the cracks. But do it for a good reason only as false reports will be considered “inappropriate behavior.” Whatever that means.