Youtube to offer up to $1 million of legal assistance to video creators

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Youtube to offer up to $1 million of legal assistance to video creators[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2010/01/youtube-tv.jpg[/newsimage]

Youtube is going to offer video creators up to $1 million on legal assistance to protect them against copyright owners that want to force them to take their videos offline.

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#3

I guess this was Google’s response to a recent court decision in Lenz vs. Universal (AKA the “dancing baby” case), in which the judicial system finally recognized that fair use applies to DMCA takedowns. Stephanie Lenz, represented in court by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has been arguing that this takedown was improper, as the dancing baby video was not copyright infringement. Somehow, it has taken the court 8 years to recognize this simple fact.