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Recording Industry Association of America

Appeals court clears way for trial over dancing baby video

A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy." The lawsuit was filed by the baby's mother, Stephanie Lenz, after Universal Music sent a notice to YouTube demanding the video be taken down for violating the song's copyright. Lenz posted the 29-second video in February 2007. It was taken down a few months later, but went back up weeks later and remains on the site. It has been viewed more than a million times. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said copyright holders can't demand videos and other content that uses their material be taken down...