Going After Lessig on Copyright Issues?

>> Thursday, April 30, 2009

It seems rather unbelievable that one of the nations foremost experts on copyright law would be targeted as a copyright infringer. Larry Lessig has been sent a takedown request.

Last night, Larry Lessig tweeted that Warner Music had sent a takedown notice to YouTube over one of his presentations, claiming that it infringed their copyright. Lessig, of course, is one of the nation's leading legal scholars, particularly when it comes to fair use and electronic media. His presentations are filled with examples of companies like Warner sending bogus takedowns over fair-use inclusion of their copyrights in YouTube videos. And there's a burgeoning body of law that affords stiff penalties to companies that send these bogus takedowns.

I cant imagine this ends well for Warner Music. Nor should it. I hoper Prof. Lessig takes them to town.


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