9th Circuit Holds DMCA Take Down Notices Must Account for Fair Use

9th Circuit Holds DMCA Take Down Notices Must Account for Fair Use In 2007, Stephanie Lenz posted the video below (“Lets Go Crazy #1”) of her son dancing to Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”. Universal filed a DMCA take down request.  After Lenz filed a counter-notification, the video was restored over Universal’s objections.  Working with the…

Washington Watch: Web Accessibility, Net Neutrality, Privacy and COICA

Congress, DOJ Extending ADA to Web and Digital Applications The 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was marked by two initiatives to make cyberspace easier for the disabled to access.  The first is that the Justice Department announced plans to begin rulemaking proceedings on establishing web accessibility standards under the ADA which would extend…

Blog Street Journal: Righthaven Loses, GoDaddy Wins

Righthaven Loses First Case, Named in Counterclaim Righthaven, which has now filed 157 copyright infringement actions on behalf of its newspaper sponsors, suffered its first defeat as a federal district judge took the unprecedented step of dismissing the claim on the basis of fair use.  In addition, the Electronic Frontier Foundation have come to the…

Ted’s Tubes: AGs v. Craigslist, Pirate Canada, Fair Use & Souls for Sale

38 AGs Seeing Red Over craigslist’s Red Light District Thirty-eight state Attorneys General have claimed that craigslist has failed to live up to its promises to fight online prostitution” and have subpoenaed the online classified giant over its practices.  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (an overwhelming favorite to succeed retiring Senator Chris Dodd) complained that…