LittleBigPlanet is anything but little in terms of game play and customization. It seems that Sony is determined to hurt its use on the PS3 platform by an over aggressive moderation policy.
According to an article at FairFax Digital Sony has been blocking users shared levels, and moderating even slight references to other games and IP.
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Some have spent days crafting their ideal custom worlds, including tributes to classic games and characters such as Final Fantasy, Pac-Man, Batman, Sonic The Hedgehog, God Of War, Super Mario Bros and Indiana Jones.
Over the past few days, many have found their levels summarily blocked by Sony and LittleBigPlanet's developers, Media Molecule, because they allegedly breach someone else's intellectual property.
Even minor copyright violations such as references to characters from other games are being "moderated", and players are given no option to remove the offending content and republish their levels.
Aside from copyright offences, players can find their levels removed if there is any content that would be "unsuitable for users of all ages", a moderator on the game's official forum said.