Blame It On The Boogie: "Electric Slide" Inventor Sued

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital rights group, is suing Richard Silver, the man who alleges he created "the Electric Slide," over what it deems to be baseless copyright claims (Machulis v. Silver, 3:07-cv-1235-BZ). This lawsuit brings to the fore such important issues as freedom of speech and copyright infringement on the Internet. It also highlights some really bad dancing.

The EFF alleges Silver, through takedown demands, is making baseless copyright claims that resulted in YouTube removing a noninfringing video that included a scene of...
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