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Personal Copyrights For LBP Creations

You know, stealing is a crime. How would you feel if your very special LittleBigCreation in LittleBigPlanet got picked up by just about everyone, and they were using it however they pleased without your consent? No no, none of that.

According to what Media Molecule's Alex Evans told Eurogamer, players will be able to "dictate the distribution rights on any object you create" in the promising, cooperative-based platformer. This means that just because you upload your painstakingly-created invention doesn't mean any goofball can take it and bat it around like a drunk kitten with a Catnip-encrusted ball of yarn. Here's the evidence in Evans' own words:

"You can basically dictate the distribution rights on any object you create. If you put something in your level as a collectable item, people can collect it. People can control who comes into the level, both by how hard it is and by giving away keys, but you can also choose whether to copyright that object."

Now, if the item doesn't hold a copyright, it can be tossed around like crazy, well out of sight of the owner. However, if you slap a copyright on there, it must "remain within the confines of the user's level." See, those guys at Media Molecule are always thinkin'. Is there any base the team hasn't covered in regards to this game?

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

8/26/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Jed
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:40:48 PM
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I think this is a pretty cool idea. I know I'd be pissed off if someone took my creation and threw it around like it was their own.

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ActionJackson
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:52:25 PM
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I am probably going to be spending hours upon hours of my time crafting levels. This is a relief.

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BigT_1980
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:58:30 PM
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I am not a very creative person. I might try to create a few levels, but I will definitely enjoy other peoples creations.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:38:44 PM
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This is what I'm talking about, MM. They know their stuff. Great news, Ben!

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Dealnightfire
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:42:46 PM
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I will be on some many other peoples levels. I'm interested in what people will think of

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Qubex
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 12:26:17 AM
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It depends... Maybe LBP will be a passing fad. Let's be honest here, there will be plenty of good games stealing your attention within 6 months of LBPs' arrival. Will it have the staying power? What would be interesting is to get an idea of how many old games are revisited by gamers. Is it a general trend, and do people normaly refer back to their old titles released 5-10 years ago on platforms they still own?

This could be the basis of an interesting poll I would think.

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd TOo HoMe"

Last edited by Qubex on 8/27/2008 12:27:22 AM

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SpinningBeat
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 1:52:35 AM
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I think my friend was mentioning something about people being able to charge for their level creations. Does this copyright thing have something to do with it?

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AntDC
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 2:11:03 AM
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Good thinking guys. It's good to hear that they are thinking this far in depth.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 6:57:28 AM
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Thats good news but I hope we can't copyright too much. I mean are we gonna have everything from a rock to a flower being copyrighted to the point where noone will be able to use anyone elses stuff? I can understand a whole level or something more significant but that seems a bit vague and we need more info on the copyrighting stuff. I just like the give away keys part better to prevent people from taking your stuff since its usually towards people you trust.

btw I still love how they help Jack at the E3 conference with the help of Sackboy in the background as he did his presentation XD

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DcIronfist
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 9:45:29 AM

well one could always try creating said object themselves. So if people will not share cool creations that is more incentive to create your own:)

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