Harvard Law Prof Settles Copyright Feud Over YouTube Video

Law360, San Francisco (February 28, 2014, 5:16 PM EST) -- Harvard Law School Professor and copyright activist Lawrence Lessig has settled his copyright fight with Australian record company Liberation Music Pty Ltd., sparked by his use of a song in a lecture he posted to YouTube, according to papers filed on Friday in Massachusetts federal court.

Under the deal, Liberation Music has conceded that Lessig's use of the band Phoenix's “Lizstomania” in the lecture, which later was posted on YouTube, was protected under fair use. The record company must pay an undisclosed sum for the harm...
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Case Title

Lessig v. Liberation Music Pty Ltd

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Nathaniel M. Gorton

Date Filed

August 22, 2013

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