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Kid Dances on YouTube, Gets Sued
Highest Court N.D. California
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Individual(s)
Defendants Universal Music
Universal Music Group
Other Prince
Short Description The facts behind this case--if not the case itself--are infamous. Plaintiff videotaped her son dancing to a Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy," which she then posted to YouTube. Universal Music sent a "take down notice" to YouTube, alleging the video was infringement. This lawsuit was brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Plaintiff's behalf, accusing Universal of misrepresenting facts to YouTube under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and including other, somewhat-related claims. Plaintiff, of course, claimed "fair use," while Defendant claimed "bad faith" and "unclean hands." Most court opinions involved only procedural issues, but the sole published opinion denied Universal's motion to dismiss. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Evidence Discovery
  Privileges Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine
Constitutional Law First Amendment Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Copyrights Digital Millennium Copyright Act Misrepresentation
General Affirmative Defenses Federal Preemption
  Equitable Defenses Unclean Hands
    Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Torts Economic Torts Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy


Opinions Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
97 U.S.P.Q.2d 1145 / 2010 WL 4789099
N.D. California , November 17, 2010 ( No. 5:07-cv-03783 JF (PVT) )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
2010 WL 4286329
N.D. California , October 22, 2010 ( No. C 07-03783 JF (PVT) )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
2010 WL 1610074
N.D. California , April 20, 2010 ( No. C 07-03783 JF (PVT) )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
94 U.S.P.Q.2d 1344 / 2010 WL 702466
N.D. California , February 25, 2010 ( No. C 07-3783 JF )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
2009 WL 3573990
N.D. California , October 30, 2009 ( No. C 07-3783 JF (RS) )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
572 F.Supp.2d 1150
N.D. California , August 20, 2008 ( No. C 07-3783 JF )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
2008 Copr.L.Dec. P 29,659 / 2008 WL 4790669
N.D. California , October 28, 2008 ( No. C 07-3783 JF (RS) )


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
2008 Copr.L.Dec. P 29,540 / 2008 WL 962102
N.D. California , April 08, 2008 ( No. C 07-3783 JF )


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Related Searches Parties
Individual(s) ( Plaintiff )
Prince ( Other )
Universal Music ( Defendant )
Universal Music Group ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Evidence / Discovery
Civil Procedure / Privileges / Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine
Constitutional Law / First Amendment / Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Copyrights / Digital Millennium Copyright Act / Misrepresentation
General / Affirmative Defenses / Federal Preemption
General / Equitable Defenses / Unclean Hands
General / Equitable Defenses / Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Torts / Economic Torts / Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy

Courts
N.D. California (highest court)


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