Last night, Larry Lessig tweeted that Warner Music had sent a takedown notice to YouTube over one of his presentations, claiming that it infringed their copyright. Lessig, of course, is one of the nation's leading legal scholars, particularly when it comes to fair use and electronic media. His presentations are filled with examples of companies like Warner sending bogus takedowns over fair-use inclusion of their copyrights in YouTube videos. And there's a burgeoning body of law that affords stiff penalties to companies that send these bogus takedowns.
Oh, this should be good.
- Warner Music Group artist has her own videos taken off YouTube by ...
- Warner Music, Universal Music, EMI & Sony-BMG voted worst ...
- Warner Music sues paralyzed stroke victim - Boing Boing
- Warner Music attacks specialized web-browser - Boing Boing
- Call Warner Music and complain about lawsuits and DRM - Boing Boing
- PearLyrics shutown: EFF's open letter to Warner Music - Boing Boing
- Warner Music CEO calls for iPod taxes, levies -- twirls moustache ...
- Taken down from YouTube? EFF wants to help - Boing Boing
- Warners censors mashup album, fight back! - Boing Boing
- Warner band's site made up of auto-fetched fan pix, video, audio ...
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.