Lawrence Lessig sees compensation after rights holder’s YouTube takedown

4 03 2014

On Thursday, a settlement was reached between Creative Commons co-founder Lawerence Lessig and Liberation Media, an Australian music label that owns the rights to French band Phoenix’ song “Lisztomania.”

Last summer, Liberation had a video of one of Lessig’s lectures (called “Open,” which is embedded above) taken down when the company found that he had used video clips with Phoenix’s music in it. Lessig, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, challenged the takedown and sued Liberation, arguing that he was well within his right to use Phoenix’s music under fair use policies. (Phoenix, for its part, wrote that it was happy to have its music remixed under fair use principles.)


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