It’s time to spread some awareness. Over on the official forums. StevenI has made a post regarding info on how Mm picks work on copyright levels.
Quote by StevenI:
LittleBigPlanet has some amazing levels and whilst we would love to be able to feature all of them, occasionally we’ll come across a great level which we unfortunately cannot feature or highlight in the Mm Picks or otherwise.
As a general rule, we have decided not to highlight any levels based on established video game characters and franchises that are not owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, or related to our DLC partners
This hasn’t always been the case and if you dig back far enough into the archive of the Mm Picks, you will be able to find levels that do not adhere to this rule. However since then, we have had casual requests from one or two copyright holders, who are happy to turn a blind eye to people making levels, provided that we try not to feature them personally.
Similarly there are a few exceptions to the rule, the most obvious being characters or content from any licensed add-on packs that we have released for LittleBigPlanet.
I know this doesn’t sound like wonderful news but we thought it was about time that we set the record straight.
We know that a lot of creators have a huge desire to be featured in the Mm Picks and will continue to pursue that ultimate goal.
However it’s worth remembering that no matter how much we love the level (and believe me, there’s some levels that are completely astounding to us), your level isn’t likely to be Mm Picked, if you use a video game, movie or comic book character or franchise that isn’t Sackboy, LittleBigPlanet or your own personal creation.
Besides which, I personally believe that Sackboy is the only hero that LittleBigPlanet will ever need!
So there you have it. If you’ve ever wondered why some great levels based on other games haven’t been Mm picked. It’s because Mm can’t pick it or potentially they can get into trouble.