The Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to make Universal Music pay damages for unfairly taking a home video of a toddler dancing to a Prince song off YouTube. But before the sides get to the sticky question of just how the toddler's mother suffered by having the video pulled and later restored, the EFF wants a judge to determine if such damages are even possible under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It's a novel effort that has little precedent, even though the DMCA has been around since 1998.
Take-Down of Home Video From YouTube Site Leads to Damages Suit
December 14, 2009