Law Professor Sues Record Label for Copyright Letter

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig did a lecture about adaptive use of a song, and posted the lecture to YouTube. This is clearly a fair use under copyright law. However, the record label sent him a standard cease and desist letter for the use of the song in his lecture. Do not threaten copyright lawyers for their fair use! Not only did Lessig fight to keep up the video, he has turned around to sue the record label for improperly challenging his fair use! It’s an important action, to deter the chilling effect caused by overzealous prosecution of copyright laws.

This isn’t criminal related, but it was too juicy not to share!


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