It all started with a now 9-year-old boy who reportedly enjoys Mozart. Back in 2007, a mom in Pennsylvania saw her son doing something cute and whipped out the video camera. The song playing in the background is "Let's Go Crazy" from the album Purple Rain by Prince. Stephanie Lenz, the mom in question, got word that YouTube received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice from Universal Music Corp, the company that administered Prince's music copyrights, and had removed the video. Thus began a multiyear battle over the rights and obligations of copyright owners when targeting online infringement that could be considered fair use.
Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.