9th Circ.'s 'Dancing Baby' Ruling Came With Big Caveats

By Bill Donahue (September 14, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit's long-awaited ruling in the so-called "dancing baby" case was a victory for the fair use doctrine and for critics of aggressive online copyright enforcement, but one that was also carefully limited to avoid the kind of sweeping decision some wanted.

As Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. made its way toward a Ninth Circuit decision, many viewed the fight as a key battle in the broader, never-ending legal and policy war over how copyrights can and should be protected on the Internet. (Credit: AP) Stephanie Lenz sued Universal Music Group in 2007, claiming the label violated the Digital Millennium...

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