Tuesday September 15, 2015

YouTube ‘Dancing Baby’ Copyright Ruling Sets Fair Use Guideline

I know it seems like common sense to require copyright holders to consider fair use before issuing takedown notices but apparently we needed this court ruling as a reminder.

On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, cleared the way for the case to go to trial, and set a guideline that may change the way media companies police their holdings online. In its decision, the three-judge panel ruled that copyright holders must consider fair use before asking services like YouTube to remove videos that include material they control.

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