Lawrence Lessig Strikes Back Against Bogus Copyright Takedown | Electronic Frontier Foundation

23 08 2013

eff-logoEFF Sues Liberation Music for Forcing Harvard Professor’s Video Off YouTube

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed suit against an Australian record company for misusing copyright law to remove a lecture by Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig from YouTube. With co-counsel Jones Day, EFF is asking a federal judge in Massachusetts to rule that the video is lawful fair use, to stop Liberation Music from making further legal threats, and to award damages.

 

Earlier this year, Liberation Music, which claims to own the license to the Phoenix song, began the process to block the video through YouTube’s copyright infringement system. After the company submitted a DMCA takedown notice, Lessig filed a counter-notice that asserted the clips were fair use. After Liberation Music threatened to sue Lessig, he retracted the notice. But Lessig did not concede this issue. Instead, he enlisted EFF’s help to take Liberation Music to court

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https://www.eff.org/press/releases/lawrence-lessig-strikes-back-against-bogus-copyright-takedown

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