October 26, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
A mother from PA is fighting back after a video featuring her 18-month old baby was pulled off YouTube. The video featured the baby dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." It was mostly seen by the mother's family, about 23 people. YouTube pulled the video after Univeral Music cried copyright infringement. The woman filed a complaint with YouTube and the video was put back up. She didn't stop there. She's suing Universal claiming they were abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Prince has previously said he was going to actively take down anybody who was using his music without authorization. Sources tell ABC News that Prince himself was directly involved in taking down the baby's video. He is serious.
The source said, "This guy scours the Internet. He's really intense about this stuff." He apparently came across the video and demanded it be taken down.
The article goes on and on and gets into how this lawsuit is important, because it involves a regular, everyday person. You can read it here .
Come on now Prince! If you spent as much time scouring the internet for videos of babies dancing to your music on making new music for yourself, you'd probably have a hit on your hands. Yes you gotta protect your shit, but a video of a baby dancing that is seen by like 23 people?! Pick your battles.
Isn't "Let's Go Crazy" about having sex, anyway? Damn, that baby is edgy.
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