KEEPING COPYRIGHT CLAIMS OFF YOUR LA(W)N: DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES AGAINST CLAIMS OF SECONDARY COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BASED ON USER GENERATED CONTENT
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1. UGC Intro
User Generated Content can add value to any platform, especially in online gaming, where the strength of the community’s involvement is the primary driver of success. However, giving control of the game’s content to one’s users can be a risky venture. This is the world where when the internet is given the ability to name a landmark for all time, they vote on names like Dickbutt and Boaty McBoatface. One should never underestimate the willingness of internet users to push boundaries.