MPAA Asks 9th Circ. To Back Removal Of Dancing Toddler Clip

Law360, Washington (October 16, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The Motion Picture Association of America Inc. on Wednesday urged the Ninth Circuit to rule in favor of Universal Music Corp. in a dispute over Universal's takedown notice for an online video of a toddler dancing to a copyrighted Prince song, saying the request was legal.

In an amicus brief filed with the circuit court, the MPAA argued that Universal had appropriately asked online video service YouTube to take down the 29-second clip under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s notice-and-takedown regime, saying Congress had intended for...
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