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Just An Online Minute... Dancing With Absurdity

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Several weeks ago, Viacom famously demanded that YouTube purge a trove of clips from the site -- including some clips not actually owned by the media company, such as a group of friends having dinner at Somerville, Mass.-restaurant Redbones. As it turns out, Viacom isn't the only one to wrongly ask for clips' removal from YouTube. Richard Silver of Groton, Conn., self-described inventor of the "Electric Slide" dance steps, also recently demanded that YouTube take down a clip showing audience members at a concert performing the dance, according to a new lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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