Did you ever think that you’d get in trouble for playing one of your favorite songs?
Stephanie Lenz didn’t. But then she put a 29 second video clip of her son on YouTube, and it had Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” song playing in the background. And then Universal Music called her a big ole’ copyright thief. But Ms. Lenz may teach Universal Music a thing or two about fair use of Prince’s famous song and copyright infringement.
In this Decoding IP podcast, Jennifer Atkins and Antigone Peyton explore the dark underbelly of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the rampant misuse of the takedown provisions of this law.