'We own the rights' says Team Reptile
The founder of an indie game studio has defended YouTubers who have been wrongly accused of using their game's music without permission.
Gamers who have recently published Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze related videos have allegedly received a copyright claim from TuneCore - a New York based music publisher and distributor that helps artists sell their music worldwide - indicating that they have the rights to the music used. It's not clear how many people have been contacted by TuneCore at this time - but one member of Team Reptile felt the need to inform their fans and avid content creators that this isn't the case, and can be disputed.
Tim Remmers, founder of Team Reptile and game developer of Lethal League, Lethal League Blaze and Megabyte Punch, took to social media to clarify that any YouTubers being questioned over the copyright claims have every right to dispute it.
He said "If your Lethal League (Blaze) video got a copyright claim for the music by @TuneCore you have the right to dispute this. Team Reptile owns the rights to all the music in Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If your Lethal League (Blaze) video got a copyright claim for the music by <a href="https://twitter.com/TuneCore?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TuneCore</a> you have the right to dispute this. Team Reptile owns the rights to all the music in Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze. <a href="https://t.co/KPTFutAjIx">pic.twitter.com/KPTFutAjIx</a></p>— Tim Remmers (@RemmersTim) <a href="https://twitter.com/RemmersTim/status/1059468533204168704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Lethal League Blaze, the latest arcade fighting Steam game from the developer, features fast-paced gameplay in which up to four players battle each other by hitting an anti-gravity ball - which speeds up with each hit.