Dancing Baby Video Battle Back In Court TuesdaySubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:07
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.