US court: copyright owners must consider fair use in online takedowns

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in Lenz v. Universal, often called the “dancing baby” lawsuit.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: takedown notice, fair use, EFF, dancing baby, appeal, IPR, infringement, copyright, Internet, court decision

Posted on Tuesday 15 September 2015

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