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Dancing Baby Video Battle Back In Court Tuesday

Dancing Baby Video Battle Back In Court Tuesday

Home Movie of Toddler Dancing to Prince Song Sparked Bogus Copyright Claim

October 11, 2012

(San Jose, CA) - On Tuesday, October 16, at 3 p.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a federal judge in San Jose, California to rule that Universal Music Corp. violated the law when it sent YouTube a takedown demand over a home movie of a toddler dancing to a Prince song.

Tuesday's oral argument is in Lenz v. Universal, a case that started back in 2007, when Stephanie Lenz first posted the video to share with family and friends. In the 29-second clip, Lenz's young son is dancing in the family kitchen to "Let's Go Crazy," which is playing on a stereo in the background. Remarkably, Universal Music Publishing Group claimed that the video violated copyright law, and had the video yanked from YouTube.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N1KfJ...

Read more: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/dancing-baby-video-battle...