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Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Brooklyn Law Prof Does Battle With YouTube

Wendy Seltzer, a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, posted a short bit of the recent Super Bowl on YouTube (the part where the NFL says the entire broadcast is copyrighted and for the private use of its audience) in order to illustrate "how far copyright claimants exaggerate their rights." YouTube then sent her a takedown notice. She responded with her own request for reinstatement of the clip, and is waiting for YouTube's answer. She blogs the situation here at Legal Tags and has gotten several interesting comments since. The Chronicle of Higher Education has taken notice here.

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