Valve collaborated with Bethesda to introduce paid user-created Skyrim mods on Steam Workshop. Valve was unprepared for the heavy gamer backlash over both the idea itself and the payment split between mod creator, Bethesda, and Valve, and the problems in determining rights and compensation in an interrelated modding community that frequently borrowed each other's mods as frameworks. Valve removed the feature shortly thereafter.
The creator of an animated short film starring a snowman sued the Walt Disney Corporation for copyright infringement alleging Disney had access to and copied her short film in creating the trailer for Disney's highly successful movie 'Frozen.'
Artists and record labels are now questioning Spotify's ‘free to listen’ business model as unsustainable.