Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig has gone to court seeking clarification that his use of copyrighted music in an amateur dance video illustrating one of his lectures on YouTube constitutes fair use.

Lessig filed suit on Thursday against Liberation Music Pty. Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts for threatening to sue him over his use of the song "Lisztomania" by the French band Phoenix.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]