Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Lessig v. Liberation over takedown notice

Professor Lessig has sued Australian music label Liberation in the U.S. in relation to a computer generated take down notice sent to YouTube, to take down video of Lessig giving a seminar in Asia that included music licensed exclusively to Liberation in Australia.

If this case proceeds, there are interesting jurisdictional and fair use / fair dealing points that arise.  If the use of the music was fair use in the U.S., but not fair dealing in Australia, and the video is available in Australia, one would assume that there is copyright infringement in Australia.

Brisbane Times article
The video in question
EFF press release

1 comment:

Brad Davis said...

Interesting that you could potentially upload a video to YouTube where a song or movie is playing in the background. You may be breaching copy-write laws by uploading the video and subsequently distributing the protected media. But how many people would this actually occur to.