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Topic: Law Dept: Dance Copyright Enforced under DMCA

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    Law Dept: Dance Copyright Enforced under DMCA

    According to news.com:
    The inventor of the "Electric Slide," an iconic dance created in 1976, is fighting back against what he believes are copyright violations and, more importantly, examples of bad dancing.

    Kyle Machulis, an engineer at San Francisco's Linden Lab, said he received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice about a video he had shot at a recent convention showing three people doing the Electric Slide.

    "The creator of the Electric Slide claims to hold a copyright on the dance and is DMCAing every single video on YouTube" that references the dance...
    Warning: Be careful of how your strut your stuff on the net.

    And if you invent a new dance make sure to copyright it...

    What are the implications for:

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    Talking Re: Law Dept: Dance Copyright Enforced under DMCA


    Well, I think I'm ok 'cause my dance involves small arms fire.

    But ya, EtLux may be in trouble...

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    Re: Law Dept: Dance Copyright Enforced under DMCA

    Hmmm... I think dance needs some sort of digital rights management, that will solve all the problems!

    ... or maybe a dongle?

    Unfortunately with the advent of computers it is becoming far too easy to share and copy dance moves.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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