A Prince, A Baby, & A Takedown Notice

What does a dancing baby on YouTube have to do with the U.S. Supreme Court? Apparently, a YouTube video lasting only 29 seconds and showing a baby dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy”, a 1984 popular hit by Prince, has caused a dispute over a takedown notice that’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court. Eriq Gardner, a writer for The Hollywood Reporter, explains why the U.S. Supreme Court wants the government’s opinion on a copyright takedown case.


U.S. Supreme Court Wants Government’s Take on Copyright Takedown Case

The high court is considering whether to grant review of a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to Prince’s song.
The U.S. Supreme Court wants to hear more about the legal issues underpinning a dispute over a takedown notice sent to a mother who posted a 29-second video clip on YouTube of her toddler dancing to Prince’s 1984 hit, “Let’s Go Crazy.”
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