Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
It emerged last week that user-created LittleBigPlanet levels were being deleted without warning over copyright issues.
Levels containing IP from other games like Sonic and Metal Gear were found to be removed from the online server. Media Molecule said at the time that it was "reviewing the moderating system".
Today Sony has issued CVG a lengthy statement regarding the moderation process and how best to avoid having your levels deleted. Here's the important bit:
"The vast majority of content uploaded to date has been fun and suitable for all of our community members. 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.
"Sony Computer Entertainment are committed to continually improving our moderation procedure and the methods of communication we use, in particular regarding the reasons that user complaints are upheld. In the meantime, here are some suggestions for all of our creators:
- 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.
"Thanks to everyone that has contributed to LittleBigPlanet so far. Keep enjoying yourselves!"
So, basically, no cock monsters, rip-offs or Mario. You have been warned.