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EFF Sues Universal Over YouTube Toddler Take Down

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed suit against Universal Music Publishing Group asking a federal court to protect the "fair use and free speech rights" of a mother who posted a short video of her toddler dancing to a Prince’s "Lets Go Crazy".

Last month, YouTube informed the mosther that it had removed the video after Universal claimed that the recording infringed a copyright controlled by the music company. Under federal copyright law, a mere allegation of copyright infringement can result in the removal of content from the Internet.  The video has since been reposted.(more)

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