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Copyright guru claims 'fair use' to fight YouTube takedown notice

EFF IN THE NEWS
August 27, 2013

The EFF on behalf of Lessig has argued that "use of the clips in question, particularly in the context of a public lecture about culture and the Internet, is permitted under the fair use doctrine and, therefore, does not infringe the defendant's copyright." The use of the copyrighted material by Lessig was minimal and for non-commercial purposes and was also transformative as the purpose was no longer entertainment but educational. The lecture video did not cause any market harm as it was "not a market substitute for a sound or video recording of the song 'Lisztomania' and the lecture did not harm any market for the song," according to the complaint.

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