On YouTube, a copyright strike only occurs if these conditions are met:
- The owner of the content submits a report (possibly with an automated bot). No third-party reporting, therefore there will never be a copyright strike if the owner does not care.
- The uploaded content is an exact match of the original content, or with very minor distortions that serve the sole purpose of fooling report bots.
So, you can upload copyrighted content to YouTube with no chance of a strike as long as either you know the owner doesn’t like to do copyright strikes, or it’s sufficiently altered.
Roblox appears to follow different rules however.
Only the most petty producers would bother to take down copyrighted music from Roblox, as almost no one downloads music from Roblox in place of buying it; however, all well-known music being suddenly removed suggests that it doesn’t matter if the producer doesn’t care.
And I’ve seen one remix of a song be taken down for copyright reasons, and I don’t know if that was because of the connection to the original song or copyright of the remix itself.
So that leaves me with two questions.
Firstly, if the owner of a song does not care if it is uploaded to Roblox and never reports it, then is that song completely immune to copyright strikes like on YouTube? Or can some third-party troll get it removed by reporting it?
Secondly, is music with sufficient alteration immune, as it would be on YouTube?